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Gender: M Meaning of Anders: "strong andmanly" Origin of Anders: Scandinavian variation of Andrew Anders's Popularity in 2016: #818

Friendly, unusual, but a decidedly Old Country version of Andrew. It made a brief appearance in the US Top 1000 in 2006 and then reentered in 2010 where it has been ever since. Its rising popularity could be attributed to the interest in Anderson, which has been gaining steadily over the last fifteen years.

Trivia tidbits: The patronymic Andersson is the second most popular surname in Sweden, and in Denmark, Donald Duck is called Anders.

Famous People Named Anders

Anders "Ders" Holm, American actor and screenwriter
Anders Per Järryd, Swedish doubles tennis player
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Danish politician, NATO secretary-general
Anders Aukland, Norwegian skier
Anders Leonard Zorn, Swedish painter
Anders Frithiof August, Danish screenwriter; son of Billie and Pernilla August
Anders Samuelson, son of runner Joan Benoit and Scott Samuelson
Anders Reyn Ribeiro (b. 2015), son of Alfonso Ribeiro & Angela Unkrich

Pop Culture References for the name Anders

Anders "Ders" Holmvik, character on TV's "Workaholics," played by Anders Holm
Anders Du Plessis, character on British TV series "Wild at Heart"
Anders, a character from the video game 'Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening' and 'Dragon Age II'

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