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Gender: M Meaning of Lysander: "liberator" Origin of Lysander: Greek

Lysander is a distinctive Greek name that could be thought of as a more creative cousin of Alexander. In ancient history, Lysander was the name of an esteemed Spartan naval commander and his literary cred comes from one of the two star-struck young men in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, as well as one of the twin sons (the other being Lorcan) of Luna Lovegood, whom we learn about in the Harry Potter epilogue.

Previously confined to the nurseries of Mayfair and Belgravia, we think Lysander could easily emigrate to the playgrounds of Park Slope.

Famous People Named Lysander

Lysander Spooner - Famous Voluntaryist

Pop Culture References for the Name Lysander

Lysander Scamander- Character in Harry Potter the twin brother of Lorcan
Lysander Sage - Character from Jenny Nimmo's Charlie Bone series
Lysander is a character in one of the Pokémon video games.

Leandro, Lesandro, Lezandro, Lyzander, Sander, Sandros

Lysander's International Variations

Lysandros (Greek)