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Gender: Male Meaning of Ender: "very rare" Origin of Ender: Turkish

The name Ender is a boy's name meaning "very rare". Ender and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Miracle.

From the experts:

This popular Turkish name has a very on-trend sound and is familiar to English speakers thanks to Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi novel Ender’s Game. The book has recently been turned into a movie, starring Asa Butterfield as Andrew “Ender” Wiggin.

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Pop Culture References for the name Ender

"Ender's Game," 1985 military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card


Ursa_minor Says:


I like the sound of Ender, but I'm not sure about it when thought of as a word, as in someone ending something. In that since, it somewhat reminds me of a wrestlers name. However, I still like other aspects of Ender.

Yuma Says:


I really don't like this. It sounds harsh/violent to me.

Hopelesscause07 Says:


I'm so excited that Ender has been added! We chose the name for my son, Ender Grey.