Meaning:son of Anders or Andrew
For a different take on the classic Andrew, there’s Anderson, a first name made popular by CNN journalist Anderson Cooper. Its etymology is clear-cut: Anderson means “son of Anders or Andrew.” And it has been around a long time, as baby-name polls of the 19th century can attest. Anderson, which is also a surname, has a cool quotient to it—and your son doesn’t have to cover wars and natural disasters when he gets older to benefit from it.

Famous Andersons

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  • Sparky Anderson
    Baseball Player

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Source: Social Security Administration

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