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What does Lysander mean?

Lysander Pronunciation of Lysander as a boys' name is pronounced lye-SAN-der. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Lysander is "liberator". In Greek history, Lysander was a Spartan naval and military commander in 400 BC. Also the name of a character in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream".


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, commander (leader), night (dark)


VARIANTS Lesandro, Lisandro, Lizandro, Lysandros



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How popular is Lysander?

Lysander is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Lysander is an uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Lysander (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) are Lisandro and Lizandro. These forms of Lysander were at the apex of their popularity in 2002 (AVERAGE #1214). (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lisandro, Lizandro in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lysander and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Alcander, Alisander, Alkander, Brander, Casander, Cassander, Cleander, Evander, Gyandev, Isander, Isandero, Iskander, Landen, Lander, Landers, Landor, Lanier, Leander, Levander, Liander, Linder, Lynden, Neander, Nikander, Sander, Sikander, Vander, Xander, Ysander (see Isandro) and Zander. Like Lysander, these names are not frequently used.

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