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What does Saunders mean?

Saunders Pronunciation of Saunders as a boys' name is of Greek and Middle English derivation, and Saunders means "man's defender, warrior; son of Alexander". Saunders is a version of Alexander (Greek). Saunders is also a derivative of Sanders (Middle English).


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, defender, warrior


ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA ALEXANDER, SANDERS Sander, Sandero, Sanderson, Sandor, Sandro, Sandros, Saunder, Saunderson, Xander, Zander



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How popular is Saunders?

Saunders is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#439 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Alexander (#11 FROM RECENT DATA), Sanders, Sandor, Sandro, Xander (#171) and Zander (#259) are the prominent varying forms of Saunders (NOT RANKED) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Sandros, are seldom used. These forms of Saunders reached the top of their popularity in the year 2009 (USAGE OF 1.1%) and are almost as common today (USAGE 0.9%, 17% LESS). Alexander has been the most well-known version, although Zander appears to be getting popular too. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Anders, Caulder, Flinders, Gunners (see Gunther), Lander, Landers, Saber, Saddler, Sadler, Sanborn, Sanburn, Sancos, Sandberg, Sandbergh (see Sandberg), Sandborn, Sandburg, Sandey, Sandford, Sandfurd, Sandhirst (see Sandhurst), Sandhurst, Sandie, Sandiego, Sandino, Sandy, Sanford, Sanjiro, Sante, Santee, Santos, Saulsbery, Sauncho, Sauveur, Saviero, Sawyer, Sayer, Sayers, Sayres, Sellers, Sender, Shandey (see Shandy), Shaundre, Shubert, Sikander, Skinner, Skuyler, Snider, Snyder, Somers, Sommers, Southern, Speers, Spencer, Spenser, Spider, Spiers, Spyder, Squier, Squiers, Squires, Squyres, Stanbery, Stanmere (see Stanmore), Stannes (see Stanislaus), Stoner, Stones, Struthers, Sudbery (see Sudbury), Sumner, Sunney, Vander and Winters. These names tend to be more frequently used than Saunders.

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