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What does Iskander mean?

Iskander [iskan-der] as a boys' name is of Arabic and Greek origin, and the meaning of Iskander is "man's defender". Variant of Alexander.

Associated with: arabic, greek, defender.


Iskander has 6 different relations via Alexander: Alcander, Iskender, Sander, Sikander, Xander and Zander.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Iskandra, Iskanver, ..

(female) Iskande, Iskannes, ..

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)


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

Alexander (#8 from current records), Xander (#211) and Zander (#246) are the prominent alternative forms of Iskander (outside Top 2000). These relations of Iskander were popular as birth names in the year 2009 (adoption of 1.1%) and are almost as common today (adoption 1%, 7%). Alexander is the clear favorite, although Xander appears to be becoming a favorite too. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Iskander and associated names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Alaxander, Alcinder, Aleksander, Alisander, Alissander, Alkander, Alkender, Ander, Balder, Banner, Brander, Calder, Casander, Cassander, Chandler, Cleander, Ender, Evander, Granger, Gurinder, Haider, Harinder, Hayder, Imanoel, Imanuel, Immanuel, Inver, Ioannes, Isachar, Isador, Isadore, Isander, Isandero, Isandro, Isidor, Ismael, Israel, Issachar, Jader, Lander, Lanier, Leander, Levander, Liander, Linder, Lysander, Nader, Neander, Nikander, Osker, Philander, Ranger, Ranier, Rayder, Saunder, Sender, Skinner, Tanier, Tanner, Vander, Walder and Ysander (see Isandro). These names tend to be more frequently used than Iskander.