Meaning and Origin of Zander - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Zander

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Defender of man

Family name origins & meanings:

  • German : variant spelling of Sander.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from German Sander, Zander ‘pike perch’.
  • South German : occupational name for a barber-surgeon who also pulled teeth, an agent derivative from Middle High German zan(t) ‘tooth’.