Of Greek origin.

Short form of the name Alexander.

It means “defender of the people”.

Xander was only used as a Dutch name. It became widely known after the success of the American television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997-2003) and the character Xander Harris.

Alternative forms of the name are: Alexandre, Alex, Alexandros, Xande, Sandro, Alessandro, Ale, Olek, Alistair, Alejandro, Zander.

Famous bearers are Xander Berkeley, Xander Bogaerts, Xander Speight, Xander Rawlings.