Gender: Male Meaning of Zander: "defending men" Origin of Zander: Diminutive of Alexander Zander's Popularity in 2019: #276

Zander Origin and Meaning

The name Zander is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "defending men".

On the rise as an independent name: Zander and Xander are both widely used can increasingly be found as characters in movies and on TV.

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Rank in US: #276

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Pop Culture References for the name Zander

Zandy, Zandrae, Zandore


stella2007 Says:


Love this name! It's so modern and fresh. It's a shorter version of Alexander and Zander is so easy to pronounce. I think it's a great name that many boys will love to have! Xander and Evander are lovely too!

Cerulean_ Says:


At the moment I prefer this spelling to "Xander".