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Gender: M Pronunciation: zander Meaning of Xander: "defending men" Origin of Xander: Diminutive of Alexander, Greek Xander's Popularity in 2013: #219

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One of the newer short forms of Alexander, Xander is a spelling that first saw the spotlight via Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and then as Vin Diesel's character in XXX. This relative newcomer, along with phonetic spelling Zander, is now in the Top 300 names in the country. Mad Men star January Jones named her son Xander Dane.

Even shorter forms Xan and Zan are now also being used on their own. Xan is a character in the P. D. James novel The Children of Men, and is a favorite choice of computer game creators.

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Famous People Named Xander

Actress January Jones has a son named Xander Dane Jones.
Xander Bogaerts, Professional baseball player

Pop Culture References for the Name Xander

Xander Harris from the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Xander Carrow, best friend and Match of the main character Cassia Reyes in the Matched trilogy by Ally Condie.
Xander (Pronounced "Alexander") Spence, from novel 'The Distance Between Us' by Kasie West

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