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Gender: Male Meaning of Lysander: "liberator" Origin of Lysander: Greek

The name Lysander is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "liberator". Lysander and is often added to lists like Early African-American Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (BOYS)".

From the experts:

Lysander is a distinctive Greek name that could be thought of as a more creative cousin of Alexander. In ancient history, Lysander was the name of an esteemed Spartan naval commander and his literary cred comes from one of the two star-struck young men in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, as well as one of the twin sons (the other being Lorcan) of Luna Lovegood, whom we learn about in the Harry Potter epilogue.

Previously confined to the nurseries of Mayfair and Belgravia, we think Lysander could easily emigrate to the playgrounds of Park Slope.

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Famous People Named Lysander

Lysander, 5th-century Spartan admiral often credited with winning the Peloponnesian Wars against Athens
Lysander Spooner, American philosopher and Voluntaryist
Lysander Cutler, U.S. Civil War general
Lysander Button, American inventor who developed the fire engine
Lysander Farrar, American lawyer and politician from New York
Lysandre Nadeau, female Canadian YouTuber

Pop Culture References for the name Lysander

Lysander, a main character and the lover of Hermia in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Lysander Scamander, character in Harry Potter the twin brother of Lorcan
Lysander Sage, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
Lysander, leader of Team Flare in Pokemon X and Y
Lysander (spelled as Lysandre in the original French), character in the otome game My Candy Love.

Sander, Leandro, Lezandro, Lesandro, Sandros, Lyzander

Lysander's International Variations

Lysandros (Greek)