Alejandro Name Meaning & Origin

Alejandro

Pronunciation: ah-lay-KHAHN-droh (key)

Origin of the name Alejandro:

A cognate of 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

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Ale, Alex

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Alejandro Fernandez, singer
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