Meaning:to defend; man warrior


Pronunciation:al eks ahn duh

Variations:Aleksander, Alessander, Alexsander, Aliksander, Alisander, Alissander, Alixander, Alyxander

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About Alexander

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Alexander is a regal and traditional boy’s name that is perfect for parents looking for something a bit more grand.

Detailed Meaning

Alexander comes from the Latin form 
of the Greek name Alexandros which means ‘to defend’ and ‘man warrior.’ Alexander became very popular in the post-classical period and means ‘defender of man.’

Famous People With This Name

Alexander the Great was the king of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon. Alexander Pope was an 18th century poet and writer. Alexander Skarsgård is a Swedish actor best known for his roles in “True Blood” and the recently film version of “Tarzan.”

Possible Nicknames

One possible nickname for Alexander is of course, Alex.

Related Names

There are many spelling variations for Alexander: Aleksander, Alessander, Alexsander, Aliksander, Alisander, Alissander, Alixander and Alyxander.

Stories Featuring This Name 

Alexander Mahone is a fictional character on the television series, “Prison Break.” Alexander Minion is a character from the children’s film series, “Spy Kids.”

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