Alessandro Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Alessandro:
Congate of the 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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Italian Version of Alexander, Alejandro, Aladdin.
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Andy, Alex, Sandro, Sandy, Ollie, Ali, Al, Alandy, Aliababua.
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Sandro Botticelli, Renaissance artist ("Primavera," "The Birth of Venus"),
Alessandro Volta, physicist (invented first electric cell in 1800)
Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Italian fashion designer
Alessandro Cortini, musician, the keyboardist in Nine Inch Nails
Alessandro Nivola, actor
Alessandro Manzoni, writer ("I Promessi Sposi")
Alessandro Pertini, Italian President
Alessandro Fortis, Italian Prime Minister
Alessandro Camon, Italian screenwriter and film producer.
Alessandro Petacchi, Italian professional racing cyclist.
Alessandro Nannini, Italian F1 driver
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Alessandro (Alexander the Great), an opera composed by Handel.