The name Anderson is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "son of Anders". Anderson is ranked #297 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Surname Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Totally, Kinda, or No Way?".
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Anderson shot up quite a bit on the popular names list in the 2000's, no doubt in large part due to the prominence of white-haired cable newsman Anderson Cooper. Perhaps surprisingly though, Anderson was even higher on the list in 1880. Actress Edie Falco named her son Anderson in 2005. Though there haven't been many first-named Anderson namesakes, there have been countless notables bearing the surname, including Hans Christian, Marian, Maxwell, Sherwood, Gillian, Laurie, and Pamela.
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