Ander is in the same family as Andreas and Andrew. These three names come from the Greek word for “masculine” or “manly.” As of 2020, this option is a top 700 option for boys.

Meaning of the name Ander:

Basque: manly, masculine

Origin of the name Ander:

Ander originated as the Basque form of Andreas. Andreas was the Greek and Latin version of Andrew. Andreas itself comes from the Greek word “andreios.” This term was a derivative of “aner,” which means “man.” Andreas became popular in the Christian church, especially among the Greek and Latin people.

Symbolism of the name Ander:

Ander has the same meaning as Andreas and Andrew. Andreas comes from the Greek word “andreios,” which translates to “manly” or “masculine.” Remember, this term was a diminutive for “aner,” meaning “man.”

Style of the name Ander:


Gender of the name Ander:

Ander is a wholesome name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Ander:


Number of syllables in the name Ander:


Emotion evoked from the name Ander:

Ander is a wholesome and kindhearted baby name. It has some strength to it.

Alternative spellings for the name Ander:

  • Anderr
  • Andur
  • Andurr

Nicknames for the name Ander:

  • Der
  • Derry
  • Derrie
  • Andy
  • Andi
  • Andie 

Popularity of the name Ander:

Ander was first a top 1,000 name on the Social Security Popularity Index in 2020. As of that year, it was number 628 for boys. Ander has no history on the top 1,000 list before 2020.

Related names for the name Ander:

Great middle names for Ander and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Ander:

  • Ander Herrera (soccer player)
  • Ander Garcia (TikTok star)
  • Ander Cortes (sportscaster)
  • Ander Davila (TikTok star)
  • Ander Barrenetxea (soccer player)
  • Ander Iturraspe (soccer player)
  • Ander Crenshaw (politician)

Anders in popular culture:

  • Ander Elessedil (character from “The Shannara Chronicles”)
  • Ander Munoz (character from “Elite”)