Meaning and Origin of: Lander

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Middle English : Occupational name meaning “landowner”; also place name: Lander, Wyoming

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : topographic name from Middle High German lant, German Land ‘land’, ‘territory’ (seeLand 1), used originally to denote either someone who was a native of the area in which he lived, in contrast to a newcomer (seeNeumann), or someone who lived in the countryside as opposed to a town.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : habitational name from either of two places called Landau (see Landau), Lande in Yiddish.
  • Dutch : from a Germanic personal name formed with land‘land’ + hardu ‘strong’.
  • English : variant ofLavender.
  • Americanized form (translation) of FrenchTerrien, found in New England.