What 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.
Related boy name: Sander.Creative forms:
(male) Zader, ..
(female) Zande, Zanze, .. Middle name pairings:
Zander Dion (Z.D.), ..
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. Demographics)
Zander entered the list in 1998 and reached its highest rank of #230 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is at #249 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Zander (#249 in 2015) are Alexander (#8 in 2015), Xander (#207), Sandro, Sandor and Sandy. Other forms, like Saunders, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Zander was widespread 6 years ago (usage of 1.1%) and is almost as conventional today (usage 0.9%, ▼11%), but with the version Sandy becoming somewhat outmoded. Xander, Zander and Alexander are three of the more fashionable birth names in this list.
Zander▲ is pronounced similarly to Sender. Other recommended 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 (see Isandro), Zaheer, Zane▲, Zavier▲ and Zindel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Zander.See names in meaning and etymology.