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Xylander

Xylander seems to have originated as a surname made up of Greek elements xylon (wood, forest) and andros (man) meaning “wood man” or “man of the forest”. It was the surname of Wilhelm Holtzman (a German classic scholar in the 16th century) who changed his last name to Xylander which translates into the same meaning as Holtzman, though whether he first coined the name or whether it had already existed before than I don’t know. It’s also the surname of a Danish painter, Wilhelm Ferdinand Xylander (it’s one of his paintings below).

Origin: Greek

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Variants:

  • Zylander

 

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