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Origin & Meaning

The name Anderson is of Scandinavian and English origin.

The meaning of Anderson is "son of andrew".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 304 in baby name popularity for boys with 1155 occurrences.  It ranked 3251 in popular baby names for girls with 49 occurrences. 

View the Anderson Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Anderson has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Anderson to other names.


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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.