The name Anderson is an English origin name. The meaning of Anderson is 'son of Andrew'. Anderson is a family name derived from a patronymic meaning 'child of Andrew' (itself derived from the Greek name Andreas, signifying 'man' or 'masculine'). A famous bearer of this name is Alexander Anderson, a former Irish physicist and President of Queen's College Galway, then University College Galway and now NUI Galway. In electrical engineering, he is remembered for Anderson's bridge.