What does Iskander mean?
Iskander /iskan-der/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Arabic and Greek origin, and the meaning of Iskander is "man's defender". Variant of Alexander.
How popular is Iskander?
Iskander is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#39111 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Alexander (#8 the previous year), Xander (#211) and Zander (#246) are the prominent alternative forms of Iskander (outside Top 1000). These boy names were at the apex of their popularity in the year 2013 (usage of 0.8477%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.845%, ▼0.3%). Zander (#246), Xander (#211) and Alexander (#8) are three of the more trendy birth names here, and there is also a rekindling in birth name popularity for Alexander. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Iskander and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)