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What does Evander mean?

Evander Pronunciation of Evander [evan-der] as a boys' name is of Latin and Greek origin, and the meaning of Evander is "good man". From Euandros, derived from eu meaning "good" and anŕr meaning "man", also found in Alexander. Roman mythology: the name of an Arcadian hero. As a Scottish name it is used as an anglicized form of Gaelic ╠omhair (see Ivor). Fighter Evander Holyfield.

Related boy names: Levander and Vander.

Associated with: greek, good, roman, mythology, hero, scottish, gaelic, fighter (warrior).


9 different relations via Alexander, Ivor: Alcander, Iskander, Sander, Sandero, Sandor, Saunder, Sikander, Xander and Zander.

Creative forms:
(male) Evanen, Evaner, ..

(female) Evandera, Evaner, ..

Middle name pairings:
Evander Leonidas (E.L.), ..

How popular is Evander?

Evander is an uncommonly occurring first name for males and an equally uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Evander reached its peak rank of #1298 in the U.S. in 1991, and is presently at #1609. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Evander (#1609 in recent rankings) are Alexander (#8 in recent rankings), Xander (#207), Zander (#249), Sandor, Ivor and Vander. Other forms, like Iskander, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Evander was widespread among parents in 2009 (median #1219) and has remained as widespread to this day (#1153, 10%). Alexander has generally been a favorite of parents, though Zander has become trendy as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Evander, Alexander, Ivor, Sandor, Vander in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Xander, Zander in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alkander, Ander, Avner, Balder, Banner, Brander, Calder, Casander, Chandler, Cleander, Eaden, Eadger, Ebenzer, Ebner, Eder, Einer, Elder, Emanuel, Ender, Evald, Evaldo (see Everild), Evan, Evangel, Evangelo, Evann, Evans, Eveneser, Evenezer, Granger, Haider, Hayder, Isander, Jader, Lander, Lanier, Leander, Liander, Linder, Lysander, Nader, Neander, Nikander, Ranger, Ranier, Rayder, Sender, Tanier, Tanner, Walder and Ysander (see Isandro). These names tend to be more frequently used than Evander.

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