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Meaning and name origin

Sander \s(a)-nder, san-der\ as a boy's name is of German and Greek origin, and the meaning of Sander is "man's defender". Variant of Alexander. The name is used in Europe.

Sander has 6 variant forms: Sandino, Sandor, Sender, Xan, Xander and Zander.


Sander is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3258 out of 88799, Top 4%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Sander and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alexander (#8), Xander (#211) and Zander (#246). (2014 statistics).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alexander, Xander, Zander outside U.S.

Similar Names

Sander is also pronounced similarly to Saunder. Other suggested similar baby names are Lander, Sandero, Sanders, Sandey, Sandro, Saunders, Snider, Snyder and Vander. Like Sander, these names are not commonly used.


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