in the U.S.
since 1880


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How popular is the baby name Xander in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1990 5 0 5
1991 6 0 6
1992 9 0 9
1993 14 0 14
1994 16 0 16
1995 13 0 13
1996 17 0 17
1997 34 0 34
1998 89 0 89
1999 159 0 159
2000 165 0 165
2001 228 0 228
2002 407 0 407
2003 1,424 0 1,424
2004 1,280 7 1,273
2005 1,201 0 1,201
2006 1,236 0 1,236
2007 1,232 5 1,227
2008 1,295 0 1,295
2009 1,443 0 1,443
2010 1,349 0 1,349
2011 1,724 0 1,724
2012 1,711 0 1,711
2013 1,694 0 1,694
2014 1,828 0 1,828
2015 1,912 0 1,912

Want to know about the popularity of the Xander baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,491 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 2015 with a total of 1,912 babies. (That's a lot of baby Xanders)

According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Xander" ranks #77 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 19 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2003. Across the entire United States a total of 1,424 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.


Other Inspirations for the Name Xander

Xander Bogaerts
Xander Bogaerts Fangraphs
Xander Buffy
Xander Dane Jones
Xander Feng
Xander Mobus
Xander Norman
Xander Root

Alternative Meanings

X is for Xanadu, your place of paradise.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

E is for elate, you make others happy.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

Your name in reverse order is "Rednax". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Danrex". 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 Mar 10, 2008

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Poland approximately on 1000. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. 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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