Scottish diminutive of Alexander
"defending men"

Sanders Origin and Meaning

The name Sanders is boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "defending men".
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 CommingsAmerican NFL football player
  • Bernie Sandersprogressive congressman from Vermont
  • Thomas SandersAmerican internet personality

Sanders in Pop Culture

  • Sandersname 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."