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Gender: M Meaning of Anderson: "son of Anders" Origin of Anderson: Scandinavian Anderson's Popularity in 2015: #305

Anderson has been shooting up in popularity, no doubt in large part due to the prominence of white-haired cable newsman Anderson Cooper, son of Gloria Vanderbilt. Perhaps surprisingly though, Anderson was even higher on the list in 1880. Actress Edie Falco named her son Anderson in 2005. Though there haven't been many first-named Anderson namesakes, there have been countless notables bearing the surname, including Hans Christian, Marian, Maxwell, Sherwood, Gillian, Laurie, and Pamela.

Famous People Named Anderson

Anderson Hays Cooper, American journalist
Anderson Russell, American NFL player

Pop Culture References for the name Anderson

The last name of the character Blaine on the Fox TV show "Glee"

Phillip "The Idiot" Anderson, character on the BBC television show, Sherlock