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What does Sanderson mean?

Sanderson Pronunciation of Sanderson [sander-son] as a name for boys is a Middle English name, and Sanderson means "son of Alexander". Sanderson is a version of Sanders (Middle English).


Sanderson has 1 variant: Saunderson.

2 more related forms via Sanders: Sandros and Saunders.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Sanderson Kenyon (S.K.), ..

How popular is Sanderson?

Sanderson is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1384 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent varying form of Sanderson (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 is Sanders. Other forms, like Sandros, are uncommon. Adoption of this form of Sanderson was more pronounced among parents in the 1880s. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Addeson, Anderson, Andersson, Camaeron, Cameron, Carson, Emerson, Garretson, Garson, Gerson, Hanson, Hansson, Henderson, Hendron, Jameson, Jamieson, Janson, Jansson, Jefferson, Jepherson, Kameron, Karson, Landers, Landon, Larson, Maddison, Madison, Madisson, Madyson, Mandelson (see Mandel), Palmerston, Parson, Paterson, Patterson, Person, Peterson, Pierson, Saffron, Sampson, Samson, Sanborn, Sanburn, Sandberg, Sandbergh (see Sandberg), Sandborn, Sander, Sandero, Sandhirst (see Sandhurst), Sandhurst, Sandiago, Sandiego, Sandino, Sanditon, Sandor, Sandro, Sanjiro, Sansom, Sanson, Sansone, Santeago (see Santiago), Saphron, Saunder, Saverio, Sayers, Sender, Shandon, Shermon, Silverton, Simeron, Somerton, Stetson, Stevenson, Swenson, Tanson and Waldron. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sanderson.

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