Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Anders
gender = Male
related names = Andrew
Anders is a
namein Scandinavian languages, the equivalent of the Greek Andreas("manly") and the English Andrew. Anders is the German and Dutch word for "different".
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.
The namesday of Anders in the Scandinavian calendar is
November 30, and in the old peasant superstition that day was important for determining what the Christmasweather would be. If it was very cold on November 30, there would be much sleet on Christmas (and vice versa).
Denmark(but not in Norwayor Sweden), Donald Duck's name is "Anders And".
The equivalent of Anders in Basque is Ander, which is also a very common name.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Danish Prime Minister
Anders Fridén, a Swedish Death metal singer for the band In Flames
Allison Anders, an American film and television director
Anders Celsius, a Swedish astronomer
Anders Abraham Grafström, a Swedish poet and historian
Anders Szalkai, a Swedish long-distance runner
Frank Anders, an American soldier
Günther Anders, a German thinker
Günther Anders (cameraman), a German cinematographer
* Peter Anders, a German operatic tenor
Rob Anders, a Canadian politician
Thomas Anders, a German singer
William Anders, a U.S. astronaut
Władysław Anders, a Polish general
* Andrea Anders, an American actress
Samuel Anders, a character from the reimagined "Battlestar Galactica" television series.
* The Anders crater on the
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