Meaning and name origin
Zander \z(a)-nder, zan-der\ as a boy's 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 is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7927 out of 88799, Top 9%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Zander for boys. Zander reached its highest rank of #230 in the U.S. in 2013 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Zander and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alexander (#8), Zander (#246) and Sandy. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).