|Pronunciation||📣 \z(a)-nder, zan-der\|
|Number in U.S||👶 23,000|
|Rate in 2021||549|
|Name origin||🌍 Slavic|
Meaning of name Zander:
Zander is the phonetic equivalent of Xander, a short form of Alexander. The meaning of the name is interpreted from “alexein” meaning “to defend” plus “andros” which translates to “man, warrior” in a relational or possessive form. Hence the meaning: Defender of men. The name is embodied largely by the well-known king of the Greek-influenced Macedonia dating back to the 4th century BC: Alexander the Great. You will be hard pressed to find a more legendary warrior than this man. The name was popularized in the post-classical era throughout Europe as a common given name, and is shown several times in the New Testament. There are more than 40 Christian saints named after Alexander. As such, the name gave way to dozens of variations, nicknames, and short forms. Xander is mostly used by the Dutch, while Zander is more typically American (English).
Zander's name first appeared on the American male naming charts this century in the year 2000. Another example of a nickname becoming a given name in its own right, Zander joins Alex, Alec, Xander, and Sasha as other names. It seems that Alejandro is such a timeless classic; we can't imagine why people want to officially shorten it on the birth certificate. His son can still be called Zander although his formal name is Alexander. By simply using "Zander" you are essentially limiting your child's options later in life. I wouldn't recommend this name as a stand-alone. It's too casual and cheesy on its own. Although Xander is a high ranking name that is given independently in Belgium (not so much, but also the Netherlands), so what are we going to say? We love this as a nickname, but feel it rather restrictive as a given name.
Zander name color
The golden color of the name Zander. People with the name Zander, wearing a golden color, are stubborn and unshakable, they are intolerant of the shortcomings of others, since they themselves consider themselves ideal. In principle, outwardly it is impossible to find fault with the bearers of the Zander name - a carefully selected wardrobe and a well-groomed appearance. But, if you look under the golden shell of people with the name Zander, you can see a domineering and insensitive person. Positive character traits for the name Zander are fortitude and steadfastness. The negative character traits of the name Zander are authority and rigidity.