Name Alexander Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Alexander


Alexander is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Alexander?

The name Alexander derived from the ancient Greek name Aléxandros (Αλεξανδρος).

What does the name Alexander mean?

Alexander means “defending men”, “defender of men”, “defender of the people” or “protector of men” (from ancient Greek “aléxein/ἀλέξειν” = to defend/protect + “anēr/ἀνήρ” = man).

Pronunciation of Alexander

Variants of the name Alexander

Aleksandar Aleksander Aleksandr Alexandar Alexandr Alexandre

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Popularity of the name Alexander

The name Alexander is ranked #37 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.

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