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".
Related boy name: Sander.
Zander▲ has 20 more relations 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)
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%, ▼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)