US Popularity:1605
Other Origin(s):Roman
Meaning:Good man; Bow warrior; Strong man
Deriving from Greek and Scottish roots, Evander is a boy's name that means "good man." In Scottish traditions, it's believed the name is an anglicized version of Iomhar, deriving from the Norse name, Ivor, which translates to "bow warrior" and "strong man." Evander was also a Trojan war hero prominent in Greek and Roman mythology that founded the city of Pallantium, which later became Rome. Former professional boxer and four-time world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield shares the name and undoubtedly defends its mighty etymology.

Famous People Named Evander

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  • Evander Holyfield

Evander Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Evander is currently #1117 on The Bump
Boy:Evander is currently #306 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Evander is currently #1605 in U.S. births
Boy:Evander is currently #562 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 103
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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