Anderson - Meaning of Anderson
[ 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 rare baby boy name. At the modest peak of its usage in 2011, 0.057% of baby boys were given the name Anderson. It was #294 in rank then. The baby name has steeply fallen in popularity since then, and is currently of infrequent use. In 2012, out of the family of boy names directly linked to Anderson, Andrew was the most popular.
Baby names that sound like Anderson include Andersen, Anderssen, Andersson, Anderssun, and Andersun.
† 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)"