in the U.S.
since 1880


  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Defender of the People
  • #1681 All Time
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How popular is the name "Xander" in the U.S.?

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Want to know about the populiarty of Xander? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,568 babies born with the name Xander in the United States. That's more than enough Xanders to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Xander" was in 2014 with a total of 1,824 babies. (That's a lot of baby Xanders)

According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Xander" ranks #106 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Montana. Imagine that, 13 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 2004. Across the entire United States a total of 1,280 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Xander popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Xander" mean? The list below shows the origins of Xander as well as things modernly associated with the name Xander such as celebrities named Xander.


Origin and Meaning of Xander

The name "Xander" is of Greek origin, and it means "Defender of the People". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Xander Berkeley

Xander Berkeley is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1981 to present. Xander was born in 1958 as Alexander Harper Berkeley in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.


Xander de Buisonje

Xander de Buisonje is a musical artist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1992 to present. Xander was born in 1973 as Alexander Serge de Buisonje in Voorburg, Netherlands.


Alternative Meanings

X is for x, the mysterious side of you!

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

N is for nice, need I say more?

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

E is for elegant, born within you.

R is for relax, you know how!

Your name in reverse order is "Rednax". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rneadx". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Xander born Aug 11, 1959

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Saudi Arabia approximately on 1200. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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