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Meaning of Xander

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The name Xander has the following meaning:

Defender of mankind. A consistently popular name with a great number of variations today.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Xander is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 333 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Xander rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 24 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 244 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Xander in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Xander is very likely a(n) Dutch variant of the name Alexander.

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You might also like to see the other variants of the name Alexander.

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The following names are baby names related to Xander and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Xander: Boys - Griffin, Homer, Mathias, Oceanus, Sanders, Girls - Calla, Crystal, Daria, Dionysia, Elliana, Iphigenia, Metta, Penelope, Philomena, Tiffany, Both genders - Agnes, Alpha, Andra, Andrew, Angel, Barbara


The name Xander is a variant of Alexander. Other popular variants of the name Alexander are: Alasdair, Alec (English), Alecsander, Alejandro (Spanish), Alessandro (Italian), Alex, Alexan, Alexandar, Alexandre (French), Alexandro, Alexandru (Romanian), Alexio (Portugese), Alexis, Alexsander, Alexzander, Alisander, Alistair (Scottish), Alixander, Alsandare, Lex, Sandor (Hungarian), Sandro, Sandy, Xan, Xander (Dutch), Zander (English)


We think the name Xander should fall under the following style category: Everlasting.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Xander to be: An influential and highly intelligent chap

In one word, you might describe Xander as a(n) "influential" person.

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