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Xander Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Xander is of Greek and Dutch origin.

The meaning of Xander is "defender of mankind".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 211 in baby name popularity for boys with 1824 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

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


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Related Names

Xander is a diminutive (nickname) of Alexander.

Other Tidbits

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Xander in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Xander.

Just for fun, see the name Xander in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Xander in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

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