Xander name meaning

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

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Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Xander

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. Both Canada and Singapore have submitted names for Xander, which they both believe means "Defender of the People" and is of Chinese origin.
  2. Xander, according to a submission from Utah, USA, means "Defender of people" in Greek and is of Greek origin, according to the name.
  3. In Canada, the name Xander means "Defender," according to a Canadian user.
  4. Xander's Arabic name means "Protector ladies," according to a user from California.
  5. Named for a Greek warrior and protector of animals and mankind, the name Xander is said to originate from the country of Arkansas.
  6. Xander, according to a user from Missouri, USA, means "Protector of men."
  7. In the US state of Nevada, a user named Xander claims to be short for "Beautiful".
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  1. Modern use of an Ancient Greek diminutive of the given name Alexander for men.

Notable Persons Named Xander

Notable Persons Named Xander

Xander Berkeley

Xander Berkeley is an actor. He was most active from 1981 to present. Xander was given the name Alexander Harper Berkeley on December 16th, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Xander Corvus

Xander was born on November 18th, 1988 in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

Xander Bogaerts

Xander Bogaerts is a baseball player for the Boston Red Sox. Xander was born on October 1st, 1992 in Oranjestad, Aruba.

Xander Parish

Xander Houtkoop

Xander Houtkoop is a soccer player for the SC Cambuur, SC Heerenveen, FC Emmen, Heracles Almelo, Go Ahead Eagles, and ADO Den Haag. Xander was born on March 26th, 1989 in Amsterdam.

Xander Angeles

Xander Angeles is a photographer. Xander was born in Metro Manila.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Xander

Notable Persons With the Last Name Xander

MC Xander

MC Xander is a hip hop, reggae, dancehall, electronica, dance, drum and bass, idm, spoken word, hip hop music, drum, bass, and intelligent dance music musician. MC was born in 1983 in Kenya.


Xander is a pop music singing and songwriter. He plays Vocals. He was most prominent from 2010 to 2010. Xander was given the name Alexander Theo Linnet on April 4th, 1988.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Xander U.S.
  White 92.19% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.08% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Xander

People with the last name Xander are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Xander

  • What name lists does Xander rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Xander? Xander is the 1,424th most popular name of all time. As a last name Xander was the 53,802nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Xander have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29,576 babies born with the first name Xander in the United States. That's more than enough people named Xander to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Xander? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Xander born? The highest recorded use of the first name Xander was in 2017 with a total of 2,407 babies. That's a lot of babies named Xander!
  • Random Xander Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Xander ranks 108th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 13 babies in Rhode Island have the same name in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Xander: The name spelled backwards is Rednax. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Xdraen. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Xander? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 384 people with the last name Xander.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Xander? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Xander as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Xander name meaning

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