- this week

Gender: M Meaning of Anders: "strong andmanly" Origin of Anders: Scandinavian variation of Andrew Anders's Popularity in 2015: #794

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 Jarryd, Swedish doubles tennis player
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Danish politician, NATO secretary-general
Anders Reyn Ribeiro, son of Alfonso Ribeiro & Angela Unkrich

Pop Culture References for the name Anders

Anders "Ders" Holmvik, character on American television comedy "Workaholics," played by Anders Holm.
Anders Du Plessis, character on the British television show "Wild at Heart"
Anders, a character from the video game 'Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening' and 'Dragon Age II'

Andy, Anderson, Andirs, Ander