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Gender: Male Meaning of Sanders: "defending men" Origin of Sanders: Scottish diminutive of Alexander

The name Sanders is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "defending men". Sanders and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF w/ M names!".

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More usually found as a surname, this is occasionally found as a first name in the north of Scotland.

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Famous People Named Sanders

Sanders Commings, American NFL football player
Bernie Sanders, progressive congressman from Vermont
Thomas Sanders, American internet personality

Pop Culture References for the name Sanders

Sanders, name carved above the door in gold letters at the house of Winnie-the-Pooh, who lived, according to A.A. Milne, "under the name of Sanders."