Sanders 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 Sanders mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Sanders

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Maine, U.S. says the name Sanders means "defender of men".
  2. A user from Oregon, U.S. says the name Sanders means "A derivative of the word Senders. It was a name given to those who performed as messengers in England a long time ago".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun San"ders
An old name of sandalwood, now applied only to the red sandalwood. See under Sandalwood.

Etymology: See Sandal

  1. plural of sander
  2. (obsolete) sandalwood, especially the red sandalwood

Notable Persons Named Sanders

Notable Persons Named Sanders

Sanders Commings

Sanders Commings is a football player. He was most prominent from 2013 to present. Sanders was born on March 8th, 1990 in Augusta, Georgia.

Sanders T Frank

Sanders was born in 1938 in Middletown, Connecticut. He passed away in 1997.

Sanders Dewees Bruce

His military service ended in 1864. Sanders was born on August 16th, 1825 in Lexington, Kentucky. He passed away on January 31st, 1902.

Sanders Shiver

Sanders Shiver is an athlete. Sanders was born on February 14th, 1955 in Gadsden, South Carolina.

Sanders Anne Laubenthal

Sanders Anne Laubenthal was a fantasy writer. Sanders was born on December 25th, 1943 in Mobile, Alabama. She left this life on May 15th, 2002.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sanders

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sanders

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders is a Chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, Mayor of Burlington, Chairman of theSenate Veterans' Affairs Committee, and Mayor ofBurlington. Bernie was born on September 8th, 1941.

Colonel Sanders

Colonel Sanders was a businessman and restaurateur. Colonel was given the name Harland David Sanders on September 9th, 1890 in Henryville, Indiana, U.S. He breathed his last breath on December 16th, 1980.

Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders is a football player. His career lasted from 1989 to 2005. Deion was born on August 9th, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida, U.S.

Rupert Sanders

Rupert Sanders is a film director and director. Rupert was given the name Rupert Miles Sanders on March 16th, 1971 in Westminster.

M. Shadows

M. Shadows is a heavy metal music, hard rock, and metalcore musician. His ongoing career started in 1999. M. was given the name Matthew Charles Sanders on July 31st, 1981. M. is also known as M. Shadows, Shadows, and Matt Shadows.

Barry Sanders

Barry Sanders is a football player for the Detroit Lions. He was most prominent from 1989 to 1998. Barry was born on July 16th, 1968 in Wichita, Kansas.

  • George Sanders
  • Larry Sanders
  • Jane O'Meara Sanders
    4th PresidentofBurlington College
  • Troy Sanders
  • Christoph Sanders
  • Pharoah Sanders
  • Jay O. Sanders
  • Emmanuel Sanders
    Football Player
  • Tom Conway
  • Bob Sanders
    Football Player
  • Otto Liman von Sanders
    Military Person
  • Ed Sanders
  • Karl Sanders
  • Satch Sanders
    Basketball Player

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sanders U.S.
  White 60.78% 64.26%
  African American 32.97% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.41% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.84% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.43% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.57% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sanders

People with the last name Sanders are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Sanders

  • What name lists does Sanders rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Sanders? Sanders is the 6,390th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sanders was the 94th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sanders have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,306 babies born with the first name Sanders in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sanders to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sanders? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Sanders first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sanders is Monday, February 1st, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Sanders born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sanders was in 1951 with a total of 47 babies.
  • Random Sanders Factoid: According to the 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sanders is not a popular baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Louisiana have the same name in 1914.
  • Weird things about the name Sanders: The name spelled backwards is Srednas. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rsadsne. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sanders? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 230,374 people with the last name Sanders.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sanders? Sanders was ranked as the 94th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Sanders name meaning

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