What does Xander mean?
Xander /xan-der/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced ZAN-der. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Xander is "man's defender". Short form of Alexander.
Related boy name: Sander.
Xander▲ has 20 more related forms via Alexander: Alaster, Alaxander, Alcander, Alcinder, Alisander, Iskander, Iskender, Sander, Sandero, Sandie, Sandor, Sandro, Sandros, Sandy▼, Saunder, Saunders, Sikander, Zander▲, Zandro and Zandros.Kreatif forms: Xader, Xanxer. [more]
How popular is Xander?
Xander is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#56826 out of 150436, Top 38%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Xander for boys. Xander was first listed in 1999 and reached its apex position of #205 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is at #211 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Alexander (#8 last year), Zander (#246) and Sandy are the prominent alternative forms of Xander (#211 last year) rated in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the height of their popularity in 2013 (usage of 0.6358%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 0.6338%, ▼0.3%), but with the version Sandy becoming less in vogue. Zander (#246), Xander (#211) and Alexander (#8) are three of the more trendy baby names here, and there is a rekindling in birth name popularity for Alexander. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Xander and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)