Expectant parents who are fans of the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer might want to name their son, Xander. Why not name your kid after a teenage vampire killer? Xander Harris was a beloved character on the television show who

fought evil with his friends, Buffy and Willow. It’s an uncommon moniker with a flair for the dramatic. A little boy given this name would more than likely be a loyal friend and a valuable member of any vampire fighting gang.

The name “Xander” is of Greek origin, and it means “Defender of the People”. From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,491 babies born with the name Xander in the United States. The highest recorded use of the name “Xander” was in 2015 with a total of 1,912 babies. According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name “Xander” ranks #1624 of all time.

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