Xander

Xander - A very unique male name



  Nov 12,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Xander, meaning defending men, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1997 on position #2525. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Xander and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Xander? 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 Xander. The baby boy name Xander was given to 1,686 baby boys in 2012, ranking #216 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 973 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Xander peaked in popularity 8 years ago in 2011 on position 205.



Famous with this name

Xander Berkeley
Xander O'Connor
Xander Forterie


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Xander is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Xander is currently topping the baby name charts in Utah at position #100 - and is the least popular in Massachusetts at position #411.

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 Xander is where you live.


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Xander origin and meaning

Xander is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means defending men. To see famous people named Xander, pop culture references for the name Xander and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Xander

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

Xzander /

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
2012216
2011205
2010253
2009244
2008268
2007279
2006280
2005276
2004259
2003234
2002541
2001768
2000948
1999951
19981548
19972525

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Utah100
Wyoming112
Oklahoma115
Idaho117
Hawaii121
Colorado134
Montana137
West Virginia138
Alaska140
Iowa142
Missouri145
Maine147
Arizona165
Washington165
Indiana166
Oregon167
Arkansas169
Kentucky175
Ohio177
Kansas179
Minnesota181
Pennsylvania184
Wisconsin191
Nebraska193
Michigan204
Tennessee204
South Carolina207
Florida210
New Mexico214
Nevada218
South Dakota219
North Carolina231
North Dakota231
Virginia242
Connecticut261
Illinois261
Texas266
Alabama279
New Jersey282
California287
New York288
Maryland306
Georgia312
Mississippi351
Louisiana371
Massachusetts411

Even more about Xander


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 Xander 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 Xander?

2 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
2011
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Xander
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 973
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1997
2012 births +1,686

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