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Vander is a baby boy’s name that means “of” in Dutch, “yew bow warrior” in Scottish, and “good of man” in Greek and Latin. It is a diminutive of Evander that has never been popular in the US. Vander is a unique alternative to the name Xander which has been popular since the 1990s.

Meaning of the name Vander:

Dutch, Scottish: yew bow warrior
Greek, Latin: good of man

Origin of the name Vander:

Vander is a baby boy’s name of three possible origins. In Dutch, Vander means “of” and is adapted from Dutch surnames beginning with “Van Der”. In Scottish, Vander means “yew bow warrior” and is the Anglicized version of Iomhar. In Greek and Latin, Vander comes from the name Evander and means “good of man”.

Symbolism of the name Vander:

Vander means “yew bow warrior”. Yew is a type of wood that was commonly used to make longbows, especially in England and Scotland. Yew is the hardest type of softwood. Because of its importance, yew trees were seen as symbols of immortality. Sometimes yew trees were also seen as bad omens.

Style of the name Vander:

traditional

Gender of the name Vander:

Vander is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Vander:

VAN-dər

Number of syllables in the name Vander:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Vander:

Vander evokes feelings of goodwill and hard work.

Alternative spellings for the name Vander:

Van Der, Vahnder, Vandar, Vandur

Nicknames for the name Vander:

  • Van 
  • Vee
  • Der
  • Dery
  • Dee

Popularity of the name Vander:

According to the Social Security Administration, Vander is an uncommon baby boy’s name. It has never appeared in the top 1000 baby names list in the US.

Related names for the name Vander:

Great middle names for the name Vander and their meanings:

  • Emrys (immortal)
  • Graham (gravelly homestead)
  • Nolan (champion)
  • Griffin (strong lord)
  • Zane (God is gracious)
  • Ronan (little seal)
  • Noah (rest, repose)
  • Talon (claw of a large bird)

Famous people with the name Vander:

  • Vander Blue (American basketball player)
  • Leighton Vander Esch (American football player)
  • Oskar “Vander” Bogdan (Polish e-sports player)
  • Vander Vieira (Brazilian football winger)
  • Vander Luiz Silva Souza (Brazilian footballer)

Vanders in popular culture:

  • Vander (video games, “League of Legends”)
  • Vander (games, “Legends of Runeterra”)
  • Vander Decken IX (television and comics, “One Piece”)
  • Dutch Vander (media, “Star Wars” franchise”)
  • Vander Chabnill (video games, “BattleTech”)