Meaning of Alexander
and the Origins of this baby name
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.
The name Alexander is pronounced as eh-lek-zand-ur
The following names are baby names related to Alexander and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Alexander: Boys - Griffin
, Girls - Calla
, Both genders - Agnes
Popular Variants for the name Alexander: Alasdair
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
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