Alexander: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Alexander

Alexander

Pronunciation: al-ik-ZAN-der (key)

Origin of the name Alexander:

A compound Greek name composed of the elements alexein (to defend, to help) and andros (man): hence, “defender or helper of mankind.” The name was borne by Alexander the Great (356—323 B.C.), a Macedonian king and military conqueror who helped spread the Greek culture across Asia Minor to Egypt and India. Var: Aleksandr, Aleksandur, Alexander, Alexandras. Short: Alek, Alekos, Alex, Alexei, Alexios, Alexis, Sander, Sandros

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Alexander "AJ" McLean, Backstreet Boys singer
Alexander Gaskarth, lead singer of the band All Time Low
Alexander "Alex" Suarez, bass guitarist of the band Cobra Starship
Alex Trebek, Jeopardy host
Alexander Graham Bell, inventor
Alexander Hamilton, Colonial American statesman
Alexander Fleming, discovered penicillin
Alexander the Great
Three tsars of Russia
Alexander Ovechkin, professional hockey player
Alexander Pushkin, father of Russian Literature, poet
Alexander "Sasha" Pete Schreiber, son of actor Liev Schreiber and actress Naomi Watts
Alexander McQueen, British fashion designer and couturier
Alexander "Alex" Rodriguez, professional baseball player

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Alex, the droog from A Clockwork Orange
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Alex & Emma, romantic comedy (2003)
Alexander Burnett (better known as "Alex") is a character in the book series"The Medallion of Franzek by the Argentine writer Canela Lopez Fassón.
Alexander Goth, character of The Sims series.
Alexander "Xander" Harris from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Alexander's Ragtime Band, song by Irving Berlin, 1911
Alexander Lightwood, character in The Mortal Instruments book series by Cassandra Clare
Alexander Joseph "Lex" Luthor, Superman's best friend and enemy
Alexander Waverly, character in the spy TV series The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Alexander Hugo from the Pixar franchise Cars

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