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Gender: Male Pronunciation: eh-VAN-der Meaning of Evander: "bow warrior; strong man" Origin of Evander: Scottish; Greek

The name Evander is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "bow warrior; strong man". Evander and is often added to lists like Powerful Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Favourite Names in the last signature".

From the experts:

Evander is a name that could build on the popularity of shorter form Evan, and could work and play well with schoolmates like Zander and Xander.

Evander was prominent in Greek and Roman mythology: in classical lore Evander was a wise Arcadian hero who founded the city in Italy that preceded Rome, appearing in Virgil's Aeneid.

Evander also derives from a Norse name meaning bow warrior.

In modern times, the name has been associated with boxing champ Evander Holyfield.

Evander could make a more distinctive aternative to Alexander.

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Famous People Named Evander

Evander of Pallene, cultural hero of Greece
Evander of Beroea, 1st century Macedonian sculptor
Evander, 3rd century Greek philosopher
Evander Holyfield, American boxer
Evander Frank Kane, Canadian ice hockey player
Evander "Ziggy" Hood, American NFL football player
Evander McIver Law, U.S. Confederate Civil War general
Evander McNair, U.S. Confederate Civil War general
Evander Sno, Dutch footballer
Evander Maxwell Gleave (b. 2014), son of rapper Example

Pop Culture References for the name Evander

Evander Mac, female character in film "What to Expect When You're Expecting"