Diminutive of Alexander
"defending men"

Zander Origin and Meaning

The name Zander is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "defending men".

On the rise as an independent name: Zander and Xander are both widely used can increasingly be found as characters in movies and on TV.

# 355 in the US

Zander Rank in US Top 1000

# 733 on Nameberry

Zander Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Zander Popularity

Famous People Named Zander

  • Zander SchlossAmerican musician and actor
  • Alexander Kevin "Zander" DiamondScottish footballer
  • Zander de BruynSouth African cricketer
  • Zander ShermanCanadian author
  • (Thomas) Zander BleckAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Zander James Ragnar FagersonScottish rugby union player
  • Zander ClarkScottish footballer
  • Zander LombardSouth African golfer
  • Zander Ryan McCready (b. 2006)son of late country music singer Mindy McCready
  • Alexander Rafahi "Zander" Mehran III (b. 2011)son of model Maggie Rizer and Alex Mehran
  • Zander Jace Martin (b. 2012)son of guitarist Billy Martin of Good Charlotte

Zander in Pop Culture

  • Zander Carlsoncharacter in the T.V. show Melissa & Joey
  • Dr. Zander Ricecharacter in "X,Men"
  • Zanprevious incarnation of Max on TV's Roswell