Xander

A diminutive of the Greek name Alexander, meaning “defender of men,” this name is a great choice for people who want that “Z” sound without all the commitment of having an actual Z.

Nicknames:

Xan.

Famous people named Xander:

Actors Xander Corvus and Xander Berkley; singer-songwriter Xander Rawlins.

Fun fact:

Xander was first thrust into popularity when it was used as the name of Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s best friend.

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