US Popularity:591
Meaning:son of Anders, son of Andrew
Anderson is a gender-neutral name of Scandinavian, Scottish, English, and Greek origins, meaning “son of Anders” or “son of Andrew.” A clear-cut etymology, the name derives from the Greek Andreas, which translates to “man” or “manly.” A different take on the more classic Andrew, Anderson flourished in popularity likely due to the CNN news journalist, Anderson Cooper. The strapping name began as a last name, benefitting from the shared spotlight of celebrities like Gillian, Laurie, and Pamela. A strong and sturdy name that lends itself to multiple nicknames, Anderson is definitely a cool choice for your little one.

Famous People Named Anderson

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  • Sparky Anderson
    Baseball Player

Anderson Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Anderson is currently #1234 on The Bump
Boy:Anderson is currently #900 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Anderson is currently #669 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Anderson is currently #591 in U.S. births
Boy:Anderson is currently #642 in U.S. births
Girl:Anderson is currently #3331 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 363
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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