Given Name XANDER

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: KSAHN-dər (Dutch), ZAN-dər (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Short form of ALEXANDER. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by a character on the television series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' (1997-2003).
VARIANTS: Alex, Lex, Sander (Dutch), Al, Alec, Alex, Lex, Sandy, Zander (English)
FEMININE FORMS: Alexandra (Dutch), Alexandra, Alexandrea, Alexandria (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Aleksandër, Skënder (Albanian), Eskender (Amharic), Alexander, Alexandros (Ancient Greek), Iskandar (Arabic), Aleksandr (Armenian), Alesander (Basque), Aliaksandr (Belarusian), Alexander (Biblical), Alexandros (Biblical Greek), Aleksandar, Skender (Bosnian), Aleksandar, Sasho (Bulgarian), Alexandre, Àlex (Catalan), Aleksandar, Sandi, Saša (Croatian), Alexandr, Aleš (Czech), Alexander, Aleksander, Alex, Sander (Danish), Aleksandro, Aleĉjo (Esperanto), Aleksander (Estonian), Aleksanteri, Ale, Samppa, Santeri, Santtu (Finnish), Alexandre, Alex (French), Alexandre (Galician), Aleksandre, Sandro (Georgian), Alexander, Alex (German), Alexandros, Alekos, Alex (Greek), Alexander, Alexandros (Greek Mythology), Alexander, Alex, Sándor, Sanyi (Hungarian), Alexander, Alex (Icelandic), Iskandar (Indonesian), Alastar (Irish), Alessandro, Ale, Alex, Sandro (Italian), Aleksandrs (Latvian), Aleksandras (Lithuanian), Aleksandar, Aca, Ace, Aco, Sasho (Macedonian), Iskandar (Malay), Aleksander, Alexander, Alex, Sander (Norwegian), Sikandar (Pashto), Eskandar (Persian), Aleksander, Aleks, Olek (Polish), Alexandre, Alex, Xande, Xandinho (Portuguese), Alexandru, Alex, Sandu (Romanian), Aleksandr, Aleks, Alex, Sanya, Sasha, Shura (Russian), Alasdair, Alastair, Alistair, Alister, Ally, Sawney (Scottish), Aleksandar, Aca, Aco, Saša (Serbian), Alexander, Aleš (Slovak), Aleksander, Aleks, Aleš, Sandi, Saša, Sašo (Slovene), Alejandro, Ale (Spanish), Alexander, Alex (Swedish), İskender (Turkish), Aleksandr, Oleksander, Oleksandr, Oles, Sasha (Ukrainian), Sikandar (Urdu), Sender (Yiddish)

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Entry updated March 21, 2014