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Gender: Male Meaning of Zander: "defending men" Origin of Zander: Diminutive of Alexander Zander's Popularity in 2017: #238

The name Zander is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "defending men". Zander is ranked #238 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Baby Names That Start With Z and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

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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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Famous People Named Zander

Zander Schloss, American musician and actor
Alexander Kevin "Zander" Diamond, Scottish footballer
Zander de Bruyn, South African cricketer
Zander Sherman, Canadian author
(Thomas) Zander Bleck, American singer-songwriter
Zander James Ragnar Fagerson, Scottish rugby union player
Zander Clark, Scottish footballer
Zander Lombard, South African golfer
Zander Ryan McCready (b. 2006), son of late country music singer Mindy McCready
Alexander Rafahi "Zander" Mehran III (b. 2011), son of model Maggie Rizer and Alex Mehran
Zander Jace Martin (b. 2012), son of guitarist Billy Martin of Good Charlotte

Pop Culture References for the name Zander

Zander Carlson, character in the T.V. show Melissa & Joey
Dr. Zander Rice, character in "X-Men"
Zan, previous incarnation of Max on TV's Roswell

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".