Meaning:son of Anders, son of Andrew
Anderson is a gender-neutral name of Scandinavian and Greek origins, meaning “son of Anders” or “son of Andrew.” A clear-cut etymology, the name derives from the Greek word Andreas which translates to “man” or “manly.” A different take on the more classic Andrew, Anderson first came on the scene when news journalist Anderson Cooper took the reigns at CNN. The strapping name is also a surname, 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
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