Xander Name Meaning & Origin

Xander

Pronunciation: ZAN-der (key)

Start with the surging popularity of the name Alexander. Add a national love affair with the letter X. Then throw in a character from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." The result is a charismatic name sensation. This name charms people, though many will feel it's best as a nickname for the full Alexander.

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I named our 2 year old son Xander. I just fell in love with that name years ago and knew when I got pregnant and found he was boy, that his name would be Xander. He calls himself XaXa, which is adorable. He is also called XanMan, X-Man and Xanderific!!

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We call our Xander.... X-man, Xanny, Xan Xan, Xanman and Xander the salamander (That one is courtesy of his big brother)

Meanings and history of the name Xander: | Edit

Short for Alexander

Famous real-life people named Xander: | Edit

Xander Bogaerts - professional baseball player

Xander in song, story & screen: | Edit

Xander Harris, a fictional character in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
In triple X (xxx) vin deisels charectors name is Xander Cage
Xander Carrow is a character in the "Matched" trilogy by Ally Condie

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