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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Xander mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Xander

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

  1. A male given name of modern usage, a short form of Alexander.

Notable Persons Named Xander

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


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



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 is a photographer. Xander was born in Metro Manila.


Notable Persons With the Last Name 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.


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 229 0 229
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 1,712 0 1,712
2013 1,695 0 1,695
2014 1,829 0 1,829
2015 1,923 0 1,923
2016 1,998 10 1,988

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Popularity of Xander as a first name

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Popularity of Xander as a last name

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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

  • How Popular is the name Xander? Xander is the 1,573rd 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 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 22,504 babies born with the first name Xander in the United States. That's more than enough people named Xander 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 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 2016 with a total of 1,988 babies. That's a lot of babies named Xander!
  • Random Xander Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Xander ranks 77th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 32 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Xander: Your name in reverse order is Rednax. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nadrxe. 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!

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