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What does Iskander mean?

Iskander Pronunciation of Iskander as a boys' name is of Arabic and Greek origin, and the meaning of Iskander is "man's defender". Variant of Alexander.


ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, greek, defender


OTHER FORMS VIA ALEXANDER Alcander, Iskender, Sander, Sikander, Xander, Zander



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How popular is Iskander?

Iskander is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#39111 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Alexander (#11 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Xander (#171) and Zander (#259) are the prominent alternative forms of Iskander (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). These relations of Iskander were popular as birth names in the year 2009 (ADOPTION OF 1.1%) and are almost as common today (ADOPTION 0.9%, 17%). Alexander is the clear favorite, although Xander appears to be becoming a favorite too. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexander, Xander, Zander in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Alaxander, Alcinder, Aleksander, Alisander, Alissander, Alkander, Alkender, Ander, Balder, Banner, Brander, Calder, Casander, Cassander, Chandler, Cleander, Ender, Evander, Granger, Gurinder, Haider, Harinder, Hayder, Imanoel, Imanuel, Immanuel, Inver, Ioannes, Isachar, Isador, Isadore, Isander, Isandero, Isandro, Isidor, Ismael, Israel, Issachar, Jader, Lander, Lanier, Leander, Levander, Liander, Linder, Lysander, Nader, Neander, Nikander, Osker, Philander, Ranger, Ranier, Rayder, Saunder, Sender, Skinner, Tanier, Tanner, Vander, Walder and Ysander (see Isandro). These names tend to be more frequently used than Iskander.

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