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pinWhat does Zander mean?

Zander /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.


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

Related boy name: Sander.

Zander has 13 more relations via Alexander, Sandy: Alcander, Iskander, Sander, Sandero, Sandey, Sandie, Sandor, Sandro, Sandy, Saunder, Saunders, Sikander and Xander.

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

pinHow 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. Demographics)

Presented below is the baby name history 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 Birth Names, 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. Other forms, like Sander, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Zander was widespread in 2013 (usage of 0.64%) and has remained as conventional to this day (usage 0.63%), but with the version Sandy becoming less stylish. Zander, Xander and Alexander are three of the more fashionable birth names in this list, and there is also a rebound in birth name popularity for Alexander.

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

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

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Zander is pronounced similarly to Sender. Other recommended similar baby names are Ander, Balder, Banner, Brander, Calder, Ender, Evander, Haider, Hayder, Isander, Jader, Landen, Lander, Landers, Landor, Lanier, Leander, Liander, Linder, Mandel, Nader, Neander, Randel, Randey, Ranger, Ranier, Rayder, Sanders, Tandey, Tanier, Tanner, Vander, Walder, Ysander, Zaheer, Zane, Zavier and Zindel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Zander.