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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010


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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

Fun Facts about the name Xander

  • How many people with the first name Xander have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,491 babies born with the first name Xander in the United States. That's more than enough people named Xander to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 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 2015 with a total of 1,912 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 111th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 7 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 2014.
  • 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 Arnxde. 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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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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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.

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

Notable Persons With the Name 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 Corvus is a leading person. 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 Parish is an important human.


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

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.


What does the name Xander mean?

Xis for Xanadu, your place of paradise.

Ais for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

Nis for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

Dis for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

Eis for empathy, and your consideration for the feelings of others

Ris for refreshing, the sparkling you.

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