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What does Lander mean?

Lander Pronunciation of Lander [lan-der] as a boys' name is of Middle English origin. Occupational name: possibly "laundryman" or "landowner". Also possibly derived from German meaning "picket fence", or from an expression describing a person from a rural area, or from a German/Jewish name for the people of Landau, a city in Germany. Lander, Wyoming was named for explorer and Civil War general Frederick W. Lander.

Associated with: occupational, war.


Lander has 6 variants: Land, Landers, Landis, Landiss, Landor and Landry.

Creative forms:
(male) Laider, Lauder, ..

(female) Lanlex, Lanret, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lander Trevon (L.T.), ..

How popular is Lander?

Lander is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#6403 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Landis and Landry (#858 the previous year) are the prominent varying forms of Lander (not ranked). These forms of Lander were favored 3 years ago and are somewhat less conventional today. Landry is more universally found than the rest. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Landis, Landry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lander and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lander is pronounced similarly to Leander, Leandre, Liander and Linder. Other recommended names are Ander, Balder, Banner, Brander, Calder, Ender, Evander, Haider, Hayder, Isander, Jader, Laddey, Lance, Landan, Landbert (see Lambert), Landen, Landin, Lando, Landon, Landyn, Lane, Langden, Lange, Lanier, Lawler, Lawyer, Lazer, Leandrew, Leandro, Leanther, Levander, Liandro, Lindel, Linden, Lynden, Lysander, Mandel, Nader, Neander, Randel, Randey, Ranger, Ranier, Rayder, Sander, Sandero, Sanders, Sandey, Sandor, Saunder, Sender, Tandey, Tanier, Tanner, Vander, Walder, Xander, Ysander (see Isandro) and Zander. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lander.