Zander: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Zander

A variation of the name Xander, which itself is a diminutive of Alexander, meaning “defender of men.” If you’re afraid the X might throw people’s pronunciation off, start it phonetically with a Z so there’s absolutely no question. Zzzzzzander.

Nicknames:

Zan, Zandy.

Famous people named Zander:

Actor Zander Schloss; author Zander Sherman; Scottish footballers Zander Clark and Zander Diamond.

Fun fact:

A zander is also a species of freshwater fish from western Eurasia.

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