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The name Anders was given to 277 boys born in the US in 2016.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
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Anders Giske is a retired Norwegian football player. He is the father of Madeleine Giske. He became the athletic director in Sogndal in 2005 after working in SK Brann.
cutenose  1/11/2017
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Medieval vernacular form of Andreas ‎(“Andrew”). First recorded in Norway in the 14th century.
kally_parker  8/23/2016
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I think this is a beautiful name when pronounced the Swedish/Norwegian way. I am a writer working on a novel set in 1880s Norway and I gave my male protagonist this name after hearing it on TV while watching ski jumping. I just love the way it sounds, and I think it really suits him-- it sounds both soft and strong at the same time, which is exactly him. He is very protective and emotionally forceful but shy and romantically submissive as well, and he's just very sweet and kind. I can't hear this name without thinking of him... sigh... but please don't ever say anne-dersss *cringe*
bethanyisabelle92  8/21/2016
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Anders Jacobsen, Anders Bardal and Anders Fannemel are Norwegian ski jumpers, winning many honours, including a gold medal in the team competition at the 2015 World Championships.
enchy  2/15/2016
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A famous bearer would be musician Anders Parker... I kind of like this name, but it's not common.
― Anonymous User  1/28/2015
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Despite the Islamophobic, terrorist Breivek, I love this name. I much prefer it over "Andrew".
Ali Hassan  7/23/2014
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Anders Holm is an American screenwriter/actor known for the show "Workaholics".
bibi66  12/29/2013
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This is an interesting name. I really hope it doesn't become taboo because of some dumb white supremacist terrorist.
Lolth  6/8/2013
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Anders Behring Breivik is a Norwegian terrorist. He killed 76 people (according to Wikipedia) in the 2011 terrorist attacks in Oslo and Utøya island.
enchy  7/26/2011
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In the video games Dragon Age: Awakening and Dragon Age 2, there is a character called Anders.
Tawnee  4/26/2011
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In Denmark we pronounce this very lovely name as AHN-ers. No sh-sounds, nothing fancy. Just good old down to Earth Anders.

It's a very Danish name!
Katrine  10/18/2009
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I meant that it's pronounced AHN-desh in Swedish. I'm sorry if I didn't make that clear.

It's a very Swedish name, too.
― Anonymous User  12/17/2009
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It's pronounced AHN-desh. The rs makes a sh-sound in Swedish.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2009
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Danish pop group Alphabeat has no less than three members named Anders!
LakeGirl  5/31/2008
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Anders Celsius (1701-1744) was a famous astronomer.
Nerd  9/14/2007
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In Danish Donald Duck's name is "Anders And". "And" of course, is duck.
LouisLovePower  1/7/2007
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Anders is such a beautiful name! I simply love it. And it's classical, you can be a 3 year old with it as a name, as well as an 18-year old, a 40-year old and a 80-year old!
uraula  12/12/2006
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I used to live in Sweden and I always wanted to call my son Anders (although or maybe even because it's kind of old fashioned), but now I live in Germany and now it's almost impossible: "anders" in German means "different"!
LenaXXX  5/11/2006
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Anders Zorn was a Swedish painter.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005

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