Anderson - boys name

Anderson name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 67%

Anderson name meaning:

The name Anderson is derived from the English surname Anderson, which itself originated from the personal name Andrew. The name Andrew is of Greek origin and means "manly" or "strong." Therefore, the name Anderson carries a similar meaning, often associated with qualities such as strength, masculinity, and resilience.

The name Anderson has historically been used as both a first name and a surname. As a first name, it is most commonly used for boys, although it can also be given to girls. Anderson is a popular last name in English-speaking countries, particularly in Scotland and Scandinavia, where it is often associated with individuals of Scottish and Nordic heritage.

Overall, the name Anderson can be seen as powerful and evocative, carrying a sense of strength and determination. With its rich history and masculine connotations, the name Anderson may resonate with parents seeking a name that embodies qualities of resilience and fortitude for their son.

Origin: Greek

Son of Ander.



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Overall UK ranking: 1595 out of 4789

15 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Anderson

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