Defender Of Man

Xander Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \x(a)-nder, xan-der\
Number in U.S 👶 30,000
Rate in 2021 325
Numerology 🔢 3
Name origin 🌍 Greek

Xander : Meaning, Origin and Popularity

The name Xander meanings and origins

The name Xander is another form of the name Alexander, it is pronounced as “ Zander “. This name is the Latin form of the Greek name Alexandros. This name’s meaning is interpreted from “ alexein “ which means “ to defend “ plus “ andros “ which translates to “ man, warrior “ in a relationship or possessive form. This name has been commonly given to boys.


Personality of people who are named Xander

The secret behind this name can be like :

X is for Xanadu, your place if paradise.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind

N is for neatness, your orderly way

D is for desire, your thoughts do aspire

E is for easy going, no ruffles here

R is for rely, everyone’s trustworthy friend

If you are named Xander, you are charming and cheerful, you are also the life of the party for any social event. You can fascinate others with your creativity. Your heart’s desire is to help and care fore those you love. You are willing to sacrifice yourself for the sake of others. Giving advice to others and encouraging people is one of the most brilliant abilities you have.

Your most likely careers might be, musician, artist, designer, teacher and commentator. This name’s lucky colors are, all shades of purple, violet, mauve and lilac. Also lucky gems are, garnet and amethyst. For the lucky days we can mention, Wednesday as the lucky day of your name, if you are given Xander.


Popularity of the name Xander

The name Xander has been used in the United States since the year 1990. Over 30496 boys were given the name in the past 200 year. The given name gained the most popularity as a baby name in the year 2003, at that time the usage of that went up by 344%. Also at that year about 1424 babies were named Xander, which was 0.0377 of the baby boys born in the United States of America that year. The brilliant time period of this name was the time that about 2000 babies were given the given name.


Famous people named Xander

We have a list of well known people that have influenced this name’s popularity positively. For example,

Xander Schauffele, who is a golfer

Xander Bogaerts, who is a Major League Baseball shortstop

Xander Berkley, who is an American actor

As you see, most famous people named Xander are successful and well known, But remember that this name has been used more for boys. If you are looking for a possible name similar to this name, you should select the feminine form of this name.


Similar names to Xander

Masculine names similar to Xander are :

Xavier, Leo, Xaine, Alex, Liam and Noah

Feminine names similar to Xander are :

Elise, Camilla, Zoe, Xanthia and Teyla

The names mentioned can be also suitable for your next baby as Xander’s siblings or you can select them if you are looking for a rare name.

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12/3/2022 6:29:18 AM

I love this name. It was what I named my son, but I had never heard it anywhere else before, so that is why we named him Xander. I have never meet another Xander, and didn't realize how popular of a mane it was. But it is the most amazing name ever.

11/28/2022 11:55:16 PM

I named my son Xander for several reasons... First I hate the name Alexander, Second I didn't want him to be in a class like I was with 5 Jason's. I first saw the name in the Vin Diesel movie XXX and loved it, so I checked it out and found some inter'sting things: It actually comes from Sandor (Hungarian). To the person who wrote It's nickname (13 June 2020), sadly you have shot your mouth off before doing some research. If you use your statement then everyone in the world would have one of about 20 names tops.

11/20/2022 9:04:22 PM

My name is Xander. My mom or dad dod not give me this name like other parents might, yes i did give my self this name when i was about 3 back in 2008. My full name is Alexander and i could not pronounce It'so i just said "xander'. At first i soelled it with a "Z" but when I was 6 i switched it to a "X" now i hve to correct Ecc-ander and Z-man...its a lot of fun!

11/16/2022 9:12:56 AM

My full name is alexander - so i decided to shorten it. at first it was xander but It'seems many people had that name'so i converted it to xandie! inter'sting huh.

11/7/2022 8:40:08 PM

I really like Xander. I like Alexander as well but I can't stand the nn Alex so I'd use just Xander as a full name if I could.

10/20/2022 10:04:20 AM

people are weird . alex is a great name , xander'sounds like a star wars character to me

10/20/2022 8:53:48 AM

My 2 week old is named Xander. I knew that if he was a boy, I would be naming him Xander. I don't like how some people have mispronounced it "Ecksander" and I'm not super-crazy about the fact that there will be other boys with the'same name (I hate the idea of him having to go by a last initial) - but, I wanted to give him the "X" initial, and I really love the'sound of the name. (and I don't like the name Alexander. Looking at my little guy, he'sure looks like a "Xander" to me, so it was definitely the right choice! :)

10/14/2022 9:28:44 AM

I have a 1yo Xander, full name Alexander, but everything is Xander. Not sure why people have so much trouble with it, X has a Z sound to it, like xylophone or a KS sound like sex. My mum hates it, othe's seem ti think It's weird, I always say his name is Alexander but we call him Xander, then people tend to get what I'm saying and how I'm saying it better. Sometimes I regret using this name even'though I personally love it, I think mostly because my mum did say that'she hates it and she tells all her friends that her grandsons name is Alexander.

10/11/2022 8:53:18 AM

People may want to imagine that their son is Vin Diesel. A stage name, and likewise, Xander was the name of a character. I think we need to realize that Jody and Carol were once mens names as well. And to the comment left the'same day stating "so strong and bold. Just like my baby boy"....while I admire the love for your child, a baby is neither'strong nor bold. Hard to be either as an infant. The comment regarding "saying it wrong" was left by a fool. Let's not pretend that one persons opinion is lessened by their pronunciation, shall we? Continue as you wish....Xander lovers.

10/10/2022 2:22:24 PM

He will have difficulty in KDG with spelling his own name and learning letters and sounds.... Z sound for X? Why do parents do this?

10/9/2022 6:05:42 PM

We are due in June and my husband has been screaming the name Brody since we found out it was a boy, I love the name! I have n't heard of any animals named brody! We live in'the'south! Good luck!

10/3/2022 3:26:40 PM

My son, born in 2010, was named Alexander, with the nickname Alex... little did I know that he would be one of 3-4 other Alex's in every class or sports team he's participated in... for the past 5 years, i've been'trying to convince him to go by Xander, and I just succeeded! Yeah!

10/1/2022 1:11:22 PM

HI'my 5 year his xander my 3 boys choose it cause we didn't have any boys name I love the name and wouldn't of chosen any other them xander It'suit him as well from Zoe best uk

9/30/2022 8:40:56 AM

My husband Alex and I named our son Alexander. he's the fifth generation of the family name Alexander. Since birth we have called him "Xander." People have misspelled it with a "Z." Come to find out, my husband's great grandfather's nickname was "Zander"! Way to keep it in the family!

9/28/2022 7:56:46 PM

I named my son Xander. Everyone spells it with a Z. I was a fan of Buffy for like a year, but I'm not fanatic enough to name my baby after a character in it. I actually named him Xander because there was this really cool guy that worked at the book store and that was his name and I just thought It'sounded so cool. Lol. I also love Vin Diesel and his name in "XXX" was Xander!

9/17/2022 10:20:08 AM

My sons names is Xander. My mom and several other people in my family do not understand why i chose this name or why it is spelled with an X. I think it is very original and it is not something you hear everyday. It is original and he like his name because he always knows when someone id talking to him

9/17/2022 12:38:14 AM

My 2.5 year old is named Xander. I was set on this name'since I was in first grade with a boy named Xander. I was a little irritated when I saw it used on Buffy and the XXX movie. It has gotten way too popular as a result. My son's official name is Jameson Alexander. We call him Xander. I was unable to convince my husband that the name Xander was a good idea til he was 3 weeks old. People seem to think I am saying dander when I say his name'sometimes, But still, I love it. We have only ran into one other boy named Zander.

9/15/2022 11:21:46 PM

This is my sons name...I love it I couldn't picture him being anything else.

8/21/2022 4:51:54 PM

I like Xander and I like ever I dont like it being too long.So i split it in two....1st Alex and middle Xander

8/12/2022 8:35:06 PM

I am almost 7 monthes prego and my baby boy is going to be Xander and I love it..Well actually his name is Alexander but I am calling him Xander...Its unique!

8/9/2022 2:00:00 AM

We are having a baby boy and he is due May 7th, 2020 and we are naming him Barrett Wayne

7/16/2022 5:06:18 PM

I named my son Xander. I like originality and love the name. People where I live haven't heard of it but find it a nice name.

6/30/2022 11:18:54 AM

I named my new trumpet Xander. I think It's a rad name.

6/26/2022 12:09:18 PM

Our son is due in November, first I came up with Zander because my brother's name is Zachary and I liked the idea of a "Z" name. But the more I think about it, I think I will go with Xander. It's unusual but not ridiculously out there. My family Isn't loving it.. but it will grow on the I'm sure.

6/23/2022 7:11:24 PM

My 7 year old son's name is Xander, and It's not short for Alexander. When i was 8 mos. preg. I saw Vin Diesle's XXX, that's where I heard it first and thought it was rare and very special.

6/15/2022 10:42:00 PM

I love the name Xander. It's actually my husband's fav and has grown on me. We're expecting our first child this year and we plan on naming him Xander Jospeh. (Balancing the trending/uniqueness with a tradional biblical name).

5/25/2022 10:38:24 AM


4/24/2022 5:15:18 AM

Named my son this after going back and forth on a lot of names. No regrets

4/13/2022 2:04:30 AM

This is my name. My actual name is Rachel Abigail, so It's even more confusing for teache's calling roll. The first week I just let them call me Rachel. Me and my friends have this inside joke that if you spell my name wrong then we aren't friends. I'might as well take a post it note that'says "WITH AN E" and stick it to my forehead. Everyone says they think of me when'they see the abbey road album cover though, so that's nice. Overall 10/10 wouldn't change my name for the world, even if some people say it Isn't my "real" name.

4/3/2022 6:48:54 PM

I am 4 1/2 months pregnant and my husband and I have had a really hard time thinking about the right name for our baby boy and just yesterday we came across the name Xander and I'mediately feel inlove!!!

2/19/2022 5:46:48 PM

I'm sure back in 1895, some people thought "you know what? Elmer is a really cool name. It's so unique!" I think "Xander" is the 2012's equivalent of "Elmer." (Probably not even as clever, since It's just Alexander chopped off) It's a trendy name that 40 years from now is going to look as dated as leisure suits. There are tons of trendy names that will look dated, but "Xander" is a particularly egregious example.

2/9/2022 8:47:42 PM

I love the name " Xander". I plan on naming my boy "Xander". But my husband wants to spell it "Zander". He belives that people will say X-Zander. Which I guess is true from al the comments. But like one of the comment said its like saying Xylophone. I am still going to spell it with an X. I love it.

1/25/2022 6:33:36 AM

It's our second son's Christian name and we luuuurve it! I get annoyed when people extend it to Alexander though...

1/20/2022 2:00:54 PM

Great name. It's stylish, sophisticated, proud, ancient-sounding, but also modern and informal and fun. What's not to like?

1/4/2022 12:54:18 AM

We decided we wanted to call our daughter Maggie - and I thought Margaret would be a good name for the birth certificate, but my husband didn't want Margaret as it is my mother's name!!! So we named her Magdalen. I like the way Magdalen rolls off the tongue and I think Maggie suits her- I think she will be a confident and fun loving little girl - she is already showing signs of a cheeky sense of humour and she often has a sparkle in her eye. She's 12 months old.

11/18/2021 11:35:06 PM

Not sure why anyone would want to give their child this awful name. It's about as masculine as Lilac, or Nancy. I dated a woman who's son was named Xander, and every time she'said it, I cringed. I understand wanting to give your child an uncommon name, or something a little different, but this one is a strike out.

11/12/2021 9:11:06 PM

I love the name Xander. The only thing I don't like is how people pronounce it "X-Zander" Why would I name my child "X-Zander?" And people who think I spell it with a "Z" or call him "Z" for short no matter how many times I tell them his name is Xander with an X, it is is full name and not short for Alexander, and is pronounced "Zander" but with an "X". How hard is that to understand?

10/25/2021 6:39:54 AM

I really love the nameee. I also like Ezekiel and Elijah. (:

10/18/2021 1:43:48 AM

My 2 1/2 year old son's name is Xander. For the longest time we couldn't decide on a name. We wanted something original one day it hit us. We also spell it Xander. Some people say "Oh I love that name" and other'say "oh that's different" but we love it and the name fits him to a T!!!

10/12/2021 5:37:48 PM

Like the name Xander has a Sci-Fi character'sound to it

9/27/2021 8:46:48 PM

We have named our daughter - Raina and many people appreciate the name. they say its lovely name pronounced as Rai-naah

9/19/2021 5:53:06 PM

spell wrong with a z instead of x. have to explain how to say the name

7/24/2021 11:27:00 PM

My son's name is Xander. We haven't had anyone mispronounce it in years. We've used the nicknames XanMan, Xman, and X. His name is unique enough still that everyone knows who I'm talking about when I say "my son is Xander." Not like my poor sister who had 3 Kaitlin's in her 1st grade class.


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Xander?
The origin of the name Xander is Greek.
*️⃣ How many people are named Xander?
Almost 30000 people are named Xander.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Xander?
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