Scottish; Greek
"bow warrior; strong man"

Evander Origin and Meaning

The name Evander is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "bow warrior; strong man".

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.

# 780 in the US

Evander Rank in US Top 1000

# 61 on Nameberry

Evander Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Evander Popularity

Famous People Named Evander

  • Evander of Pallenecultural hero of Greece
  • Evander of Beroea1st century Macedonian sculptor
  • Evander3rd century Greek philosopher
  • Evander HolyfieldAmerican boxer
  • Evander Frank KaneCanadian ice hockey player
  • Evander "Ziggy" HoodAmerican NFL football player
  • Evander McIver LawU.S. Confederate Civil War general
  • Evander McNairU.S. Confederate Civil War general
  • Evander SnoDutch footballer
  • Evander Maxwell Gleave (b. 2014)son of rapper Example

Evander in Pop Culture

  • Evander Macfemale character in film "What to Expect When You're Expecting"