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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, Al, Xande, Sandro, Alessandro, Ale, Olek, Alistair, Alejandro, Zander.

Feminine forms of the name are Alexandra, Alexina, Alex, Alessandra, Alexa, Alexandrine, Allie, Lexa, Sanda, Sandra, Sandy, Sandie, Sandrina, Sascha, Zandra etc.

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