Meaning The son of Alexander, from nickname Sander.
A contraction of Alexander.
Origin English, Scottish, Jewish, Spanish, Dutch, Native American, Irish, Falkland, Austrian, Belgian, Flemish, South african, Hungarian

Rank 88 (2000 US census) 75 (1990 US census)
Count 220,902 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 63.44%, or 140140 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 31.9%, or 70468 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.33%, or 729 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.85%, or 1878 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.73%, or 3822 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.76%, or 3888 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Shortest last names

The 2000 USA census contains no surnames with ONE character. The shortest last names there have at least two characters in them. We found 175 of those. It does not mean that a one character name does not exist. The census data only contain surnames that occurred at lea...

Longest last names

The 2000 USA census contains more than 150,000 surnames. The longest surnames contain 15 characters each. There are 23 names like that. There could be more of those last names in reality. Firstly because it has been 10+ years since the survey and we could have gotten...

Celebrity last names

Not all celebrities were blessed with the perfect Hollywood names, but all their names look perfectly Hollywood like don't they?
It is likely the case that some of the celebrities were born under names that differ from the one they are known now. We looked at som...

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