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What does Sanders mean?

Sanders Pronunciation of Sanders [sanders] as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Sanders is "son of Alexander".


Sanders has 5 variants: Sanderson, Sandor, Sandros, Saunders and Saunderson.

Creative forms:
(male) Saders, Saners, ..


Middle name pairings:
Sanders Marquise (S.M.), ..

How popular is Sanders?

Sanders is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#88 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Sanders entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #706 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sanders name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Sandor is the only other prominent variation form of Sanders listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Sanders reached the top of their popularity 135 years ago (adoption of 0.01%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sanders, Sandor in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Anders, Flinders, Gunners (see Gunther), Lander, Landers, Saber, Saddler, Sadler, Sanborn, Sanburn, Sancos, Sandberg, Sandbergh (see Sandberg), Sandborn, Sandburg, Sander, Sandero, Sandey, Sandford, Sandfurd, Sandhirst (see Sandhurst), Sandhurst, Sandie, Sandiego, Sandino, Sandro, Sandy, Sanford, Sanjiro, Sante, Santee, Santos, Saunder, Saviero, Sawyer, Sayer, Sayers, Sayres, Sellers, Sender, Shandey (see Shandy), Sikander, Snider, Snyder, Somers, Sommers, Speers, Spider, Spiers, Spyder, Squiers, Stanbery, Stanmere (see Stanmore), Stannes (see Stanislaus), Vander, Winters, Xander and Zander. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sanders.

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