Alexander Name Meaning
What does Alexander Mean?
Alexander Name Gender : Boy Names
Alexander Name Origin : The origin of the name Alexander is English baby names
Meaning Of Alexander : Alexander name meaning is , Dutch, German, and Hebrew: from the Latin form of the Greek name Alexandros, which is composed of the elements alexein to defend + an r man, warrior (genitive andros). The compound was probably coined originally as a title of the goddess Hera, consort of Zeus. It was also borne as a byname by the Trojan prince Paris. The name became extremely popular in the post-classical period, and was borne by several characters in the New Testament and some early Christian saints. Its use as a common given name throughout Europe, however, derives largely from the fame of Alexander the Great, King of Macedon (356-23 BC), around whom a large body of popular legend grew up in late antiquity, much of which came to be embodied in the medieval `Alexander romances`. It also became a popular Hebrew name under Alexander the Great`s benign rule of Palestine. Cognates: Scottish Gaelic: Alasdair (Anglicized as ALISTAIR). Irish Gaelic: Alastar. French: Alexandre. Italian: Alessandro. Spanish: Alejandro. Catalan: Aleixandre. Portuguese: Alexandre. Romanian: Alexandru. Russian: Aleksandr. Ukrainian: Oleksander. Polish: Aleksander. Czech: Alexandr. Hungarian: Sandor. Yiddish: Sender. Short forms: English: Alex, Alec, Alick. Italian: Sandro. English, Scottish: Sandy (Gaelic Sandaidh). Scottish: Sawney. Russian: Sasha, Sanya, Shura. Polish: Ole , Olech, Olek. Czech: Olexa.
In addition to these data about Alexander name meaning, Alexander name is a boy name that starts with A and letter A means that You are ambitious, independent and have great drive, you are not easily influenced, you are mental and direct, you want to take charge, you have willpower and are resolute and purposeful, you have courage and boldness but may also be stubborn and willful. Be more flexible and willing to listen to others. You can search our database via baby name finder tool to find similar names of Alexander name. If you know more about Alexander name meaning, please send us feedback, we are looking forward your contributions. Please read all sections of the name Alexander. If you consider Alexander name is proper name for your baby, please inform us what you think about your decision. Names that sound like Alexander : Albie Alwyn Aldus Alderidge Alastair .
Etymology of the name Alexander
Masculine proper name, from Latin, from Greek Alexandros "defender of men," from alexein "to ward off, keep off, turn (something) away, defend, protect" + aner (genitive andros) "man" (see anthropo-). The first element is related to Greek alke "protection, help, strength, power, courage," alkimos "strong;" cognate with Sanskrit raksati "protects," Old English ealgian "to defend." As a kind of cocktail, it is attested from 1930.
noun : Alexander, Alexanders, black lovage, horse parsley, Smyrnium olusatrum (European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb)
noun : Alexander, Alexander the Great (king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC))
Popularity of the name Alexander
For U.S. births in 2015, the number of births with name Alexander is 14460, representing about 0.817260 percent of all male births in 2015. See interactive baby names map for Alexander name popularity by states.
- United States : Rank #8
- England and Wales : Rank #24
- Ireland : Rank #39
- Scotland : Rank #10
- Canada : Rank #11
- Australia : Rank #8
- New Zealand : Rank #13
- Sweden : Rank #10
- Norway : Rank #52
- France : Rank #1490
- Denmark : Rank #16
- Austria : Rank #7
Notable people with the name Alexander
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- Alexander the Great, 356 B.C., MILITARY PERSONNEL
- Alexander von Humboldt, 1769, GEOGRAPHER
- Alexander Graham Bell, 1847, INVENTOR
- Alexander Fleming, 1881, BIOLOGIST
- Alexander Severus, 208, POLITICIAN
- Alexander IV of Macedon, 323 B.C., POLITICIAN
- Alexander I of Russia, 1777, POLITICIAN
- Alexander II of Russia, 1818, POLITICIAN
- Alexander Nevsky, 1220, NOBLEMAN
- Alexander III of Russia, 1845, POLITICIAN
- Alexander Borodin, 1833, COMPOSER
- Alexander Suvorov, 1730, MILITARY PERSONNEL