Anders is a name in Scandinavian languages and Fering North Frisian, the equivalent of the Greek Andreas ("manly") and the English Andrew.
Sweden, Anders has been one of the most common names for many centuries. According to Statistics Sweden, as of December 31, 2002, it ranks 4th among the male names. The great frequency of this name at the point in time (around 1900) when patronymics were converted into family names is the reason why 1 out of every 30 Swedes today are called Andersson.
name day of Anders in the Scandinavian calendar is November 30, and in the old peasant superstition that day was important for determining what the Christmas weather would be. If it was very cold on November 30, there would be much sleet on Christmas (and vice versa).
Denmark (but not in Norway or Sweden), Donald Duck's name is Anders And.
The Fering name Anders may have been borrowed from the Danish version.
The equivalent of Anders in [1 ] Basque is Ander, which is also a very common name.
Given name [ edit ]
Anders Anundsen (born 1975), Norwegian Progress Party politician
Anders Aukland (born 1972), Norwegian Olympic and world champion cross-country skier
Anders Björler (born 1973), Swedish heavy metal guitarist for the bands At The Gates and The Haunted
Anders Behring Breivik (born 1979), Norwegian perpetrator of the 2011 Norway attacks
Anders Carlsson (born 1960), "Masken", Swedish ice hockey player
Anders Celsius (1701–1744), Swedish astronomer
Anders Eklund (1957–2010), Swedish boxer
Anders Eklund (murderer) (born 1965), Swedish rapist and double murderer
Anders Eriksson (born 1975), Swedish ice hockey player
Anders Fridén (born 1973), Swedish death metal singer for the band In Flames
Anders Gärderud (born 1946), Swedish steeplechase runner
Anders Abraham Grafström (1790–1870), Swedish poet and historian
Anders Hedberg (born 1951), Swedish pioneering ice hockey player
Anders Hejlsberg (born 1960), Danish software engineer
Anders Holm, American writer and one of the stars and creators of the Comedy Central show Workaholics
Anders Holmertz (born 1968), Swedish retired swimmer, twice freestyle world champion
Anders Jacobsen (ski jumper) (born 1985), Norwegian ski jumper
Anders Järryd (born 1961), Swedish former tennis doubles player, winner of eight Grand Slam titles
Anders Lange (1904–1974), Norwegian politician
Anders Limpar (born 1965), Swedish footballer
Anders Lindegaard (born 1984), Danish footballer
Anders Linderoth (born 1950), Swedish professional football player and coach
Anders Lindström (born 1969), Swedish rock guitarist and pianist
Anders Sandøe Ørsted (1778–1860), Danish politician and jurist, Prime Minister of Denmark (1853–1854)
Anders Sandøe Ørsted (botanist) (1816–1872), Danish botanist, mycologist, zoologist and marine biologist, nephew of the prime minister
Anders Rapp (1927–1998), Swedish geographer
Anders Fogh Rasmussen (born 1953), Danish politician, Secretary General of NATO
Anders Södergren (born 1977), Swedish cross-country skier
Anders Svensson (footballer) (born 1976), Swedish footballer
Anders Sunesen (born c. 1167), Danish archbishop
Anders Erikson Sparrman (1748–1820), Swedish naturalist and abolitionist
Anders Szalkai (born 1970), Swedish retired long-distance runner
Anders Wijkman (born 1944), Swedish politician
Anders Zorn (1860–1920), Swedish painter, sculptor and printmaker
Surname [ edit ]
Allison Anders (born 1954), American film and television director
Andrea Anders (born 1975), American actress
Andy Anders (born 1956), Louisiana state representative
Christian Anders (born 1945), Austrian singer and composer
Frank L. Anders (1875–1966), U.S. Army soldier awarded the Medal of Honor
Günther Anders (1902–1992), German thinker
Günther Anders (cinematographer) (1908–1977), German cinematographer
Merry Anders (born 1932), American actress
Peter Anders (tenor) (1908–1954), German operatic tenor
Rob Anders (born 1972), Canadian politician
Thomas Anders (born 1963), German singer
William Anders (born 1933), Apollo 8 astronaut, former U.S. Air Force officer, and businessman
Władysław Anders (1892–1970), Polish general and politician
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Faltings, Volkert F., ed. (1985). Kleine Namenkunde für Föhr und Amrum [ A little Etymology for Föhr and Amrum] (in German). Hamburg: Helmut Buske. p. 38. ISBN 3-87118-680-5.