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Gender: M Pronunciation: eh-VAN-der Meaning of Evander: "bow warrior; strong man" Origin of Evander: Scottish; Greek

Evander is a name that could build on the popularity of shorter form Evan, and could work and play well with schoolmates like Zander and Xander.

Evander was prominent in Greek and Roman mythology: in classical lore Evander was a wise Arcadian hero who founded the city in Italy that preceded Rome, appearing in Virgil's Aeneid.

Evander also derives from a Norse name meaning bow warrior.

In modern times, the name has been associated with boxing champ Evander Holyfield.

Evander could make a more distinctive aternative to Alexander.

Famous People Named Evander

Evander Holyfield, American boxer
Evander Kane, Canadian Hockey player
Evander "Ziggy" Hood, NFL football player

Pop Culture References for the name Evander

Name of Chris Rock's daughter in the movie What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)