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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Anderson

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Anderson in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Anderson:

  • Records indicate that 19,408 boys in the United States have been named Anderson since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,239 people in the U.S. were given the name Anderson. Those people are now 8 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Anderson

    78% Approval Rating
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      7 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Anderson. I was born in the late 70's and had a rough time growing up with this name. Why do you have two last names and did your parents pick the first name in the yellow pages but kids will be kids... I love my name when I came into own in high school and hate it when people call me Andy. This name really suits me because it?s different and I can guarantee that you won?t find someone like me in this world!!! There are two famous people with this name Anderson Cooper and Anderson Sylvia. My only quarrel is that my name has gotten so popular." May. 26, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Anderson and we really love it. Most people like it, some people really want us to shorten it. But we prefer to call him Anderson." Jul. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend is called Anderson - its a great name!!" Nov. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My father & I share this as a 1st name & we love it!!!" Nov. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a grandson named Anderson. He is a quiet child until he gets on the soccer field where he exhibits another personality....but I don't think I can blame that on his name." May. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Anderson. Most people love it! Some people see it as a last name only, and give us a little guff. This name is unique and sophisticated, which is rare for names these days." Oct. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Anderson because his older brother wanted the baby's name to be Andy and we just couldn't add another Andrew to the world since there were already so many. We love that his name is fairly unique and I think it will make a dignified name for a grown man. To my knowledge, he has never been made fun of because of his name." Apr. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "Anderson is my last name and I believe that is where it should stay!! I think it is a terrible first name, but an awesome last name!!!" Mar. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my friend's last name is that and it is a girl name too" Nov. 18, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "Yes, people often spell it wrong they often spell it ?Andersen? when it is spelt Anderson. Also a nick name my friends gave me in middle school was Andu" Oct. 29, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Keagan Anderson Prince. I think the middle was really what brought some definintion to my oldest sons name, he was born in 02'" Dec. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Anderson, even though traditionally it has only been a boys name. We think it is pretty and can also be feminine." Jan. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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