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Meaning of Alexander

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The name Alexander has the following meaning:

Defender of mankind. A consistently popular name with a great number of variations today.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Alexander is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 16 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Alexander rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 2 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 4 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Alexander in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Alexander is pronounced as eh-lek-zand-ur


Alexander originates from the Greek language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Alexander and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Alexander: Boys - Griffin, Homer, Mathias, Oceanus, Sanders, Girls - Calla, Crystal, Daria, Dionysia, Elliana, Iphigenia, Metta, Penelope, Philomena, Tiffany, Both genders - Agnes, Alpha, Andra, Andrew, Angel, Barbara


Popular Variants for the name Alexander: Alasdair, Alec (English), Alecsander, Alejandro (Spanish), Alessandro (Italian), Alex, Alexan, Alexandar, Alexandre (French), Alexandro, Alexandru (Romanian), Alexio (Portugese), Alexis, Alexsander, Alexzander, Alisander, Alistair (Scottish), Alixander, Alsandare, Lex, Sandor (Hungarian), Sandro, Sandy, Xan, Xander (Dutch), Zander (English)


Common nicknames for the name Alexander are: Alex, Sandy, Sasha, Xander, Zander, Sander,Lex


We think the name Alexander should fall under the following style category: Everlasting.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Alexander to be: An influential and highly intelligent chap

In one word, you might describe Alexander as a(n) "influential" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Alexander (or its variants) are:

Andrew Lamar Alexander, born on 3 July, a famous senator. Andrew Lamar Alexander's background: The senior United States Senator from Tennessee and a member of the Republican Party. He was previously the 45th Governor of Tennessee from 1979 to 1987, U.S. Secretary of Education from 1991 to 1993 under President George H.W. Bush and candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination in 1996 and 2000.

Rodney Mckinnie Alexander, born on 5 December, a famous politician. Rodney Mckinnie Alexander's background: An American politician affiliated with the Republican Party. He has been a member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003. He represents the 5th District of Louisiana, which covers twenty-two parishes in roughly the northeast quadrant of the state. Alexander has endorsed Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in the 2008 presidential election.
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