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Meaning and Name Origin

Iskander \i-skan-der, is-ka-nder\ as a boys' name is of Arabic origin. Variant of Alexander (Greek) "man's defender".


Iskander has 14 different forms via Alexander: Alaxander, Alcander, Alcinder, Aleksander, Alisander, Alissander, Iskender, Sander, Sandero, Sandor, Saunder, Sikander, Xander and Zander.


Iskander is an uncommonly occurring given name for males and an equally uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Iskander and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Iskander (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Alexander (#8 the previous year), Xander (#211) and Zander (#246). These boy names were at the apex of their popularity in 2013 and are almost as popular today. Zander (#246), Xander (#211) and Alexander (#8) are three of the more trendy birth names here, with Alexander going through a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alexander, Xander, Zander in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Isander and Isandero. Like Iskander, these names are not frequently used.