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Zander name meaning

First Name
23k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
5k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Zander

User Submitted Origins

English
53%
German
37%
African
7%
Greek
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Australia says the name Zander means "Gift of god and Defender of Man".
  2. 2 submissions from Oregon, U.S. agree the name Zander means "Protector Of Men".
  3. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Zander means "Gift of God" and is of English origin.
  4. A user from Chile says the name Zander is of German origin and means "the protector".
  5. According to a user from Pennsylvania, U.S., the name Zander means "Defender of Mankind".
  6. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Zander means "Alexander for Xander, Xander for Zander. From Alexander the Great (Alexander The 3rd) Of Macedonia (Origins Greek)".
  7. A user from South Africa says the name Zander is of African origin and means "Love of my life".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Zan"der
A European pike perch (Stizostedion lucioperca) allied to the wall-eye; -- called also sandari sander sannat schill, and zant.

Etymology: Cf. D. zand sand

Notable Persons Named Zander

Notable Persons Named Zander

Jack Parow

Jack Parow is a hip hop, zef, rap, afrikaans rap, and hip hop music musician. Jack was given the name Zander Tyler on February 22nd, 1982 in Parow, Cape Town. Jack is also known as Tyler and Zander.

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Zander Schloss

Zander Schloss is a musician. Zander was born on August 7th, 1961.

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Zander Fagerson

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Zander Diamond

Zander Diamond is a soccer player for the Northampton Town F.C., Aberdeen F.C., Oldham Athletic A.F.C., Burton Albion F.C., and Scotland national under-21 football team. Zander was born on March 12th, 1985 in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire.

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Zander Clark

Zander Clark is a soccer player for the St Johnstone F.C., Hamilton Academical F.C., Elgin City F.C., and Queen of the South F.C. Zander was born on June 26th, 1992 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Zander Bleck

Zander Bleck is an electro (music), pop music, and rock music musician. He was most active from 2009 to present. Zander was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Zander

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zander

Robin Zander

Robin Zander is a rock music, power pop, hard rock, and southern rock musician. He was most prominent from 1973 to present. Robin was born on January 23rd, 1953.

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Benjamin Zander

Benjamin Zander is a classical music conductor, composer, music director, arranger, and conducting. He plays Cello and piano. He was most prominent from 1980 to present. Benjamin was born on March 9th, 1939 in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England.

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Wilhelm Zander

His military service ended in 1945. Wilhelm was born on April 22nd, 1911. He passed away on September 27th, 1974.

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Luca Zander

Luca Zander is a soccer player for the SV Werder Bremen and SV Werder Bremen II. Luca was born on August 9th, 1995 in Weyhe.

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Gustav Zander

Gustav Zander was a physician and orthopedist. Gustav was given the name Jonas Gustav Vilhelm Zander on March 29th, 1835 in Stockholm. He breathed his last breath on June 17th, 1920.

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Friedrich Zander

Friedrich Zander was a scientist in the field of astronautics. Friedrich was born in Riga. He left this life on March 28th, 1933.

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  • Edward J. Zander
  • Frank Zander
  • Nina Zander
  • John Zander
  • Adolf Zander
  • Solveig Zander

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zander U.S.
  White 92.41% 64.26%
  African American 2.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.53% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.46% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zander

People with the last name Zander are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Zander

  • What name lists does Zander rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Zander? Zander is the 1,617th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zander was the 7,373rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zander have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 22,692 babies born with the first name Zander in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zander to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zander? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Zander first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zander is Saturday, May 13th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Zander born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zander was in 2013 with a total of 1,596 babies. That's a lot of babies named Zander!
  • Random Zander Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zander ranks 96th in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 13 babies in North Dakota have the same name in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Zander: The name spelled backwards is Rednaz. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Eznrda. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zander? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,518 people with the last name Zander.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zander? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Zander as their last name.
  • Zander name meaning

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