Anderson

Anderson - A very unique male name



  Aug 17,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Anderson, meaning son of Anders, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #281. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Anderson and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Anderson? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Anderson. The baby boy name Anderson was given to 1,220 baby boys in 2012, ranking #279 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,345 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Anderson peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 279.



Famous with this name

Gillian Anderson
Pamela Anderson
Anthony Anderson


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Anderson is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Anderson is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #79 - and is the least popular in Minnesota at position #562.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Anderson is where you live.


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Anderson origin and meaning

Anderson is a 8 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means son of Anders. To see famous people named Anderson, pop culture references for the name Anderson and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Anderson

We've found the following names that sound similar to Anderson, sorted by popularity.

Andrew / Andre / Andres / Andreas / Andrea / Anders / Amador / Andrei / Andra / Andrey /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012279
2011294
2010312
2009292
2008325
2007346
2006400
2005495
2004596
2003607
2002664
2001748
2000791
1999738
1998886
1997847
1996801
1995803
1994868
1993900
1992829
1991845
1990892
19891041
1988920
1987958
1986944
1985883
19841082
19831017
1982994
19811192
19801037
19791610
19781033
19771146
19761073
19751082
19741167
19731223
1972964
1971874
19701033
1969974
1968929
1967998
19661073
1965889
1964812
19631024
1962848
1961846
1960773
1959830
1958837
1957710
1956719
1955697
1954641
1953651
1952711
1951707
1950646
1949617
1948711
1947621
1946652
1945618
1944606
1943580
1942561
1941573
1940552
1939549
1938608
1937632
1936565
1935627
1934592
1933562
1932582
1931563
1930500
1929546
1928525
1927506
1926500
1925491
1924505
1923503
1922496
1921513
1920419
1919462
1918478
1917469
1916458
1915502
1914450
1913419
1912384
1911318
1910281

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia79
Maryland146
New York164
Virginia164
Massachusetts169
Ohio173
North Carolina175
Rhode Island202
Delaware211
Kentucky213
Connecticut217
New Jersey221
Alabama226
Georgia229
Louisiana231
Mississippi238
Maine250
Florida256
Indiana279
Tennessee279
South Carolina283
Pennsylvania297
West Virginia299
Missouri320
California334
Wisconsin334
Washington340
Michigan341
Texas346
Oklahoma360
Kansas366
Idaho372
Colorado376
Nebraska399
Utah414
New Mexico445
Iowa449
Illinois453
Nevada461
Arkansas481
Arizona504
Oregon511
Minnesota562

Even more about Anderson


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Anderson a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Anderson?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Anderson
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,345
Letter count 8
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,220

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