[ 3 syll. an-der-son, and-ers-on ] The baby boy name Anderson is pronounced as AEND-erSahN †. Anderson is used predominantly in the English language and it is derived from Scandinavian origins. The meaning of the name is son of Andrew. Its meaning is from the word 'son'. The first name is derived from the surname. In the USA, the Scandinavian surname Anderson was introduced into the USA by immigrants, making it one of the most common American surnames.
Anderson is a variation (English) of the name Anders (Dutch, English, Finnish, and Scandinavian).
Anderson is a popular baby boy name, and it is also considered trendy. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1980s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2012, 0.062% of baby boys were given the name Anderson. It was #280 in rank then. Out of all boy names in its family, Anderson was the 3rd most popular after Andrew and Andy in 2012. Andrew was 10 times more widely used than Anderson in that year.
† Pronunciation for Anderson: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"