Gender: Male Meaning of Anders: "strong and manly" Origin of Anders: Scandinavian variation of Andrew Anders's Popularity in 2019: #916

Anders Origin and Meaning

The name Anders is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "strong and manly".

Friendly, unusual, but a decidedly Old Country version of Andrew and one of the classic Scandinavian names. It made a brief appearance in the US Top 1000 in 2006 and then reentered in 2010. 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.

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Rank in US: #916

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Pop Culture References for the name Anders

Anderson, Andy, Andirs, Ander


WakahisaDManami Says:


Such a pretty name, but Anders Behring Breivik has forever ruined it for me =/

indiefendi2 Says:


Anders is very handsome.

Alsace Says:


I love Anders but wonder whether it would really stick or if he would end up being called Andy (which I'm not as fond of).

princessmadison Says:


This is my favorite intentional variant of Andrew! It sounds cool and nice to grow up with, my second probably has to be Andre.

headintheclouds Says:


This is a cool-boy name to me, it just has that effortless quality to it.