What does Evander mean?
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.
(male) Evanen, Evaner, ..
(female) Evaner, Evante, .. 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)
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.
Similar NamesRecommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.