[ 2 syll. xan-der, xa-nd-er ] The baby boy name Xander is pronounced in English as ZAEN-DahR or in Dutch as KSAAN-DahR †. Xander is largely used in Dutch, English, German, and Greek. It is derived from Old Greek origins. Xander is a shortening of the name Alexander (Dutch, English, German, Hungarian, and Slavic).
Xander is popular as a baby boy name, and it is also perceived as trendy. The name's popularity has been growing since the 1990s; before that, it was of very light use only. Its usage peaked modestly in 2017 with 0.122% of baby boys being named Xander. It had a ranking of #163 then. In 2018, its usage was 0.117% and its ranking #171. Among the family of boy names directly related to Xander, Alexander was the most commonly used. In 2018, it was 5 times more popular than Xander.
Baby names that sound like Xander include Cuntur, Kadar, Keandrae, Keandrai, Kendrew, Kiandray, Kontar, Kontarr, Casandro, Commodore, Keandra, Keandre, Kentaro, Kiandrae, Kiandrai, Quintero, and Keandray.
† Pronunciation for Xander: Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"