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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Zander
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Zander in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Zander:
Records indicate that 12,036 boys in the United States have been named Zander since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,446 people in the U.S. were given the name Zander. Those people are now 7 years old.
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Comments about the name Zander
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25 Positive Comments
"My first grandson was given his name Zander Krakowiak. My only son didn?t even realise his Poppy?s name was Zymunt Krakowiak. Our son was only a toddler & didn?t regonise the initials 😍😘💙" Jul. 17, 2018:
"My name is Zander M and I'm the only person that I know with that name. I love my name." Feb. 21, 2017:
"My name Zander Kley and I love my name as much as my sister." Dec. 6, 2013:
"My husband is called Zoltan, and I really wanted to name our baby with a Z name, and came across Zander- he was born in 2005 and my goodness does his name suit him, little blondy with green eyes too and a very confident boy. Don't think there are many in the UK ;D" May. 6, 2012:
"My mom is having a baby soon , if it's a boy his name will be Zander James !" Jul. 9, 2011:
"My son named his baby Zander Jayce. I loved it from the first time I heard it. He was born last week. I think it is a strong name and not run of the mill." Jun. 3, 2011:
"My husbands name is Alexander so we named our fist son Zander. I love the name and it fits him well!" May. 16, 2011:
"My son (born July 2008) is named Zander, saw it spelt with and X originally but liked it with Z better. We found it hard to fit the 'right' name but this suits him perfectly. His middle name is Ash (as chosen by his big sister Marni Elizabeth) :)" Nov. 22, 2010:
"I am thinking about naming my baby Zander. I am still trying to talk the father into it." Nov. 10, 2010:
"Just named my baby boy Zander James. We love it and get so many compliments on it. It's strong but unique." Sep. 1, 2010:
"my second born son is a Zander. it took forever for his father and I to come up with a name, especially one that we could agree on. I let dad make a list that I chose from. he had it on the list spelt xander and it didn't click for me. I wanted something that would flow well with my eldest son (Landan). then last minute dad said he wanted to give the baby a 'z' name (and he insisted on Zero) because not many people have z names. so I went back to his list and saw it. we switched it around to a z rather than an x and Zander does work well as a sibling name with Landan!" May. 9, 2010:
"I NAMED MY SON ZANDER, E WAS BORN IN 2009
WANTED A UNIQUE NAME....IT FITS HIM" Feb. 15, 2010:
"I love the name Zandor and thats what I named my son. Except my husband was set on it being spelled with a O instead of an E because it looks more boyish that way. At least thats what he thinks. I personally prefer it with the E, but I wanted to make my husband happy.
My son is 14 Months old now and while family was skeptical about the name, now they LOVE it because it totally fits him :)" Dec. 11, 2009:
"I love the name Zander so much that I named my son Zander in September of 2003. Most of my family thought it strange but now they love his name as much as they love him. His name fits him, they are both unique." Oct. 9, 2009:
"im considering calling my baby boy zander, its growing on me everyday, the more i say it the more i like it" Mar. 17, 2009:
"We named our son Zander Matthew on May 11, 2006. I hadn't really heard many boys with that name then. Now, I hear of it more often. People ask, "do you spell it with a Z or an X." People would ask us, "where did you come up with that name?" It is in baby name books." Feb. 27, 2009:
"My Name Is Zander Cole - You Can Find More Out About Me By Going On:
WWW.Bebo.com/ZanderCole" Oct. 19, 2008:
"We were one of the firsts to name our son Zander. Now we hear of this name alot in the past 10 years" Jul. 29, 2008:
"My name is Alexander but, everyone from my granny, teacher (when I was at school and university), mum, dad, friends... (You get the picture) call me Zander. I love this name. People like it and think its different and original. I also get called "Zeds" (itýs pronounced the way you spell it) because itýs short for Zander. I like that too. I have been called Zander since I was a baby......" Jul. 10, 2008:
"This is my brothers name and its great, I've only ever met one other Zander, its really original.
He pronounces it Za (to rhyme with far) nder, whereas americans usually pronounce it Zan (to rhyme with fan) der." Nov. 4, 2007:
"My husbands name is Zander. MOre typical in Southern Africa within the Afrikaans culture - he has a few friends with the same name. Often people get confused - especially over the phone - and think it is Short for Alexander. Often people spell it Xander out by accident.
Pronounced: "Zun-der" even though it's spelt with an A" Jun. 1, 2007:
"We're considering this name for our baby boy. It's great!" Mar. 15, 2006:
"Our 10 year old son (born 1995) is Sander. I'm amazed it's not on this site. Everyone who hears it loves it, but he's often called 'Zander, Sanders, Sahn-der, Zanders (and 'Scamber' by one little girl when he was a baby). He's a redhead and it suits him perfectly!" Mar. 6, 2006:
"I love this name when I have a son his name is gonna be Zander Cole!!" Dec. 31, 2005:
"MY GRANDSON, WHICH WILL BE BORN IN FEBRUARY WILL BE NAMED ZANDER. AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS STRANGE BUT NOW I LOVE IT" Dec. 28, 2005:
13 Neutral Comments
"My husband wanted a unique name I wanted a strong name we agreed to name him Alexander but he has always gone by Zander. He he was born in 2002 so I had never heard of another Zander. He absolutely loves his name" Sep. 15, 2015:
"My grandson's name is ALEXZANDER we call him Zander most of the time .It is a very unique strong name just like him. He is amazing .most leave out the z in his full name but at only 5 years old he corrects them." Dec. 29, 2010:
"We named our son Zander. Saw the name in the birth section of our local newspaper (spelled with an "X"). Loved the name. We mentioned it to my husbands grandma & she told us that Zander was her grandma's Maiden name!!! (spelled with a Z) We knew it was fate! LOVE the name & our 4yr old fits it well. Blonde hair, green eyes, mellow & loving." Dec. 19, 2010:
"My son is Zander Dominic born May 14 2004 & I picked it because it sounds very strong & powerful. I was surprised to find out that it means defender of the people. He is the funniest person I've ever met!" Aug. 1, 2010:
"My son's name is Alexander. He was born in 2001. My father is Serbian, my mother is German, so they began nicknaming him Zander in honor of his Eastern European roots where the name Zander has been used for hundreds of years. It suits him. If he likes, he can choose between this and his full name as an adult. It's good he has the choice." Jul. 8, 2010:
"I have a grandson by the name is Zander, he was born in 2009.the name just fit him, I love the name." Apr. 2, 2010:
"My brother's name is Zander, short for Zander, short for Zander. Well, really Alexander" May. 1, 2009:
"I named my son Zander! It's a great name for a spunky kid!" Mar. 19, 2009:
"Also South African and My Mum pronunces it zun-der, have a great uncle with the same name we are Afrikneers" Aug. 23, 2008:
"We named our son Zander, and much like the other comments people really like it once they 'figure it out' I also say it's Zander with a Z." May. 14, 2008:
"Zander is my grandson. He has siblings with out of the ordinary names also. He is is very special guy. Although it has taken some time to get used to the name. We have to explain to everyone that it's like Alexander without the Ale!" Feb. 10, 2008:
"would'nt that be more like Ander not zander because there is no z sound in the name. it is ment to be said Alex ander. DUH" Aug. 1, 2006:
"Say it Zan-der. It is our 3 month old baby boy's name. A lot of people like it once they figure out what it is. I've found it's better to just say it's Zander with a Z and they get it." Aug. 15, 2005:
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