Meaning and Name Origin
Zander \z(a)-nder, zan-der\ 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.
For more information, see also the 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▲.
Zander is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#7927 out of 88799, Top 9%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Zander and related names. Popular variation forms of Zander (#246 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000 are Alexander (#8 in 2014), Xander (#211) and Sandy. Usage of these boy names was at its apex in 2013 and has remained as widespread to this day, 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, with Alexander going through a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)