US Popularity:400
Meaning:Defender of humankind
Xander is a boy’s name that stems from the Greek name Alexander, meaning “defender of humankind.” Pronounced “zander,” this name blends modern edge with classic grace that will stand to baby as they grow. Xander may sound like a trendy nickname, but have no doubt it is an independent title. Xander first hit the charts in 1999, with parents most likely inspired by the 90s TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A real-life Xander, born in 2011, is the son of January Jones of Mad Men. If you’d like a contemporary take on a timeless Greek title, Xander is the name for baby.

Xander Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Xander is currently #410 on The Bump
Boy:Xander is currently #241 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Xander is currently #400 in U.S. births
Boy:Xander is currently #215 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 15
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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