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What does Anderson mean?

Anderson Pronunciation of Anderson as a boys' name means "man, warrior". Anderson is an alternate spelling of Anders (Scandinavian, Greek): variation of Andrew.

ASSOCIATED WITH An-, -son, warrior


VARIANT Andersson




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How popular is Anderson?

Anderson is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#814 out of 1220, Top 67%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#12 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Anderson reached its peak position of #257 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #305. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anderson name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anderson outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Anderson (#305 IN RECENT RANKINGS) rated in the Top 2000 are Ander (#1322) and Anders (#794). Adoption of these forms of Anderson is more pronounced among parents presently (USAGE OF 0.08%). Anders and Anderson are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anderson, Ander, Anders in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anders outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Abelson, Adamson, Addamson, Addeson, Addison, Adison, Adisson (see Addison), Adrion, Adron, Aeron, Aeson, Aileron, Aleron, Algernon, Aljernon, Andon, Andor, Andrae, Andras, Andre, Andrea, Andreas, Andrei, Andrej, Andres, Andresj, Andreus, Andrew, Andrews, Andrey, Andrezj, Andrian, Andric, Andrick, Andriel, Andries, Andrij, Andrija, Andrik, Andris, Andrius, Andro, Andros, Andru, Andruw, Andrzej, Annson, Anson, Ansson, Antero, Atherton, Auberon, Auberron, Emerson, Gerson, Henderson, Mandelson (see Mandel), Paterson, Person, Peterson, Pierson, Sanderson and Saunderson. These names tend to be less frequently used than Anderson.

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