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What does Anderson mean?

Anderson /an-der-son/ as a boys' name means "man, warrior". Anderson is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -on, of Anders (Scandinavian, Greek): version of Andrew.


Anderson has 1 variant: Andersson.

Anderson has 1 more different relation via Anders: Ander.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Alderson, Arderson, ..

(female) Anderan, Andersha, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Anderson for boys. Anderson reached its peak position of #257 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #304. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Prominent variation forms of Anderson (#304 in recent rankings) rated in the Top 2000 are Ander (#1546 in recent rankings) and Anders (#750). 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.

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Recommended 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.