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What does Saunder mean?

Saunder Pronunciation of Saunder [saun-der] as a boys' name is of Greek derivation, and Saunder means "man's defender, warrior". Saunder is an alternate form of Alexander (Greek).

Associated with: greek, defender, warrior.


Saunder has 4 variants: Sander, Sandor, Xander and Zander.

6 more relations via Alexander: Sandero, Sandie, Sandro, Sandy, Saunders and Sikander.

Creative forms:
(male) Sinder, Sunder, ..

(female) Saundera, Saunser, ..

Middle name pairings:
Saunder Ayaan (S.A.), ..

How popular is Saunder?

Saunder is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#56526 out of 150436, Top 38%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Saunder (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Alexander (#8 from recent data), Sandor, Sandro, Sandy, Xander (#207) and Zander (#249). These forms of Saunder reached the top of their popularity in 2009 (adoption of 1.05%) and are almost as common today (adoption 0.94%, down 10.7%), but with the form Sandy becoming less trendy. Alexander, Xander and Zander are three of the more contemporarily stylish birth names here. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexander, Sandor, Sandro, Sandy, Xander, Zander in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Saunder is pronounced similarly to Sender. Other suggested similar names are Balder, Banner, Baudier, Baumer, Brander, Calder, Casander, Caulder, Dayner, Ender, Evander, Gainer, Garner, Garnier, Gautier, Gayner, Gunner, Gunter, Haider, Harinder, Hayder, Hunter, Isander, Jader, Lander, Lanier, Leander, Linder, Mouneer, Muneer, Nader, Neander, Rainer, Rainger, Rainier, Ranger, Ranier, Rayder, Rayner, Raynier, Saber, Saddler, Sadler, Sandberg, Sanders, Sandey, Sante, Santee, Sauncho, Saunderson, Sauveur, Sawyer, Sayer, Shandey (see Shandy), Shaundre, Skinner, Skuyler, Snider, Snyder, Spencer, Spenser, Spider, Spyder, Squier, Stoner, Sumner, Sunney, Tanier, Tanner, Vander, Wagner, Walder, Warner and Ysander (see Isandro). These names tend to be more commonly used than Saunder.

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