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What does Zander mean?

Zander /zan-der/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced ZAN-der. It is of Slavic and Greek origin, and the meaning of Zander is "man's defender".

Short form of Alexander. Also a German Yiddish name. See also Sandy.


Zander has 4 variants: Zan, Zandro, Zandros and Zann.

Related boy name: Sander.

Zander has 20 more related variations via Alexander, Sandy: Alaster, Alaxander, Alcander, Alcinder, Alisander, Iskander, Iskender, Sander, Sandero, Sandey, Sandie, Sandino, Sandor, Sandro, Sandros, Sandy, Saunder, Saunders, Sikander and Xander.

Kreatif forms: Zader, Zanderro, Zionder. [more]

How popular is Zander?

Zander is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#7099 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Zander for boys. Zander entered the list in 2000 and reached its highest rank of #230 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is at #246 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Popular variation forms of Zander (#246 in 2014) are Alexander (#8 in 2014), Xander (#211) and Sandy. Forms like Saunders are uncommon. Usage of these boy names was at its apex in 2013 (usage of 0.6358%) and has remained as widespread to this day (usage 0.6338%, down 0.3%), but with the version Sandy becoming less stylish. Zander (#246), Xander (#211) and Alexander (#8) are three of the more fashionable birth names in this list, and there is also a rebound in birth name popularity for Alexander. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Zander and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

Zander is pronounced similarly to Sender. Other recommended similar baby names are Lander and Vander. Like Zander, these names are not commonly used.