Lander name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Lander mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Lander

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Maine, U.S. says the name Lander means "'Of the Land'" and is of English origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Land"er
  1. One who lands, or makes a landing."The landerin a lonely isle." [Tennyson.]
  2. [Mining] A person who waits at the mouth of the shaft to receive the kibble of ore.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A space vehicle that is designed to land on the moon or another planet
  2. A town in central Wyoming

land +‎ -er

  1. A spacecraft, particularly a probe, designed to set down on the surface of another celestial body.
  2. (mining) A person who waits at the mouth of the shaft to receive the kibble of ore.
  3. (slang) An illegal immigrant.

lander was also found in the following language(s): Danish and Norwegian Bokmål

Notable Persons Named Lander

Notable Persons Named Lander

Lander Olaetxea

Lander Olaetxea is a soccer player for the Athletic Bilbao B and SCD Durango. Lander was born on April 12th, 1993 in Abadiño, Spain.

Lander Gabilondo

Lander Gabilondo is a soccer player for the SD Leioa, Antiguoko, Real Sociedad, Real Sociedad B, CA Osasuna B, Swindon Town F.C., SD Amorebieta, Real Unión, and SD Formentera. Lander was born on April 30th, 1987 in San Sebastián, Spain.


Lander is a soccer player for the Alicante CF and Southern District FC. Lander was born on December 4th, 1981 in Alicante, Spain.

Lander Van Steenbrugghe

Lander Van Steenbrugghe is an athlete for the S.V. Zulte Waregem, Oud-Heverlee Leuven, K.S.V. Roeselare, K.V. Oostende, and SC Eendracht Aalst. Lander was born on November 27th, 1986 in Oudenaarde.

Lander Aperribai

Lander was born on June 15th, 1982 in San Sebastián. Lander is also known as Aperribai Aranda, Lander ; Aperribay, Lander, and Aperribay Aranda.

Lander Seynaeve

Lander was born on May 29th, 1992 in Pontoise.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Lander

Notable Persons With the Last Name Lander

David Lander

David Lander is an actor, composer, and musician. He was most prominent from 1967 to 1967. David was given the name David Leonard Landau on June 22nd, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Ricki Noel Lander

Ricki Noel Lander is an actress. Ricki was born in 1980 in Salt Lake City.

Eric Lander

Eric Lander is a scientist. Eric was born on February 3rd, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Natalie Lander

Natalie Lander is an actress, voice actress, singer, actor, voice acting, and singing. She was most active from 2004 to present. Natalie was given the name Natalie Jenette Lander by her parents David Lander and Kathy Fields on March 28th, 1983 in Hollywood. Natalie is also known as Lander and Natalie Jenette.

Christian Lander

Christian was born on September 12th, 1978 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Morgan Lander

Morgan Lander is an alternative metal, nu metal, groove metal, death metal, and thrash metal musician. Her ongoing career started in 1996. Morgan was given the name Morgan Lee Lander on January 6th, 1982.

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  • Frederick William Lander
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  • Jimmy Lander

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lander U.S.
  White 85.35% 64.26%
  African American 7.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.89% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.73% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lander

People with the last name Lander are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Lander

  • How Popular is the name Lander? Lander is the 11,298th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lander was the 6,535th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lander have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 943 babies born with the first name Lander in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lander to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lander? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lander first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lander is Wednesday, February 17th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Lander born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lander was in 2018 with a total of 38 babies.
  • Random Lander Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lander is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Lander: The name spelled backwards is Rednal. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Renald. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lander? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,186 people with the last name Lander.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lander? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Lander as their last name.
  • Lander name meaning

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