Anders Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Andrew:
Derived from the Greek andreios (manly). The name is borne by one of the apostles. He was a fisherman, a brother of Simon Peter, a disciple of John the Baptist, and the first disciple of Jesus.
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Scandinavian form of Andreas (Andrew.)
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Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer and inventor of the Celsius temperature scale.
Anders Zorn, Swedish painter.
Anders Friden, lead singer of the Swedish band In Flames.
Anders Breitvik, Norwegian terrorist and right-wing extremist who bombed a government building and went on a shooting spree at a youth camp in summer 2011.
Anders Holm- American Actor and comedy writer, Workaholics
(Anderson Cooper, TV journalist, and Pamela Anderson, Playboy model, will be indirect references for many Americans.)
- Anders in song, story & screen
In Battlestar Galactica, Anders is the name of Starbuck's husband.
In the Dragon Age series, Anders is a mage.