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pinWhat 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.


Xander has 2 variants: Xan and Xandro.

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]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Xander name in U.S.

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

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%, down 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)

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

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

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Xander is alike in pronunciation to Sender. Other suggested similar baby names are Lander and Vander. Like Xander, these names are not commonly used.