What does Alexander mean?
Alexander [alexan-der] as a girls' name (also used more generally as boys' name Alexander) is a Greek name, and the name Alexander means "man's defender". Alexander is an alternate spelling of Alexandra (Greek): Latinate feminine variant spelling of Alexander. See also Alastair, Alexandria, Cassandra, Olexa, Ritsa, Sasha, Shura.
VARIANTS Alyxandra, Alixandria, Alixandra, Alexsandra, Alexandrine, Alexandrina, Alexandria, Alexandretta, Alexandrene, Alexandrena, Alexandreana, Alexandrea▼, Alexandre, Alexanderine, Alexanderia, Alexanda, AleksandraCREATIVE FORMS
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How popular is Alexander?
Alexander is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2170 out of 4276, Top 51%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#111 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)
Alexander entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #873 in the U.S. in the year 1990, but is not ranked currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Alexander are Alexandra (#101 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Alexandria (#213), Alejandra (#451), Cassandra (#511), Sasha (#542), Aleksandra (#1828), Alexandrea and Alexsandra. Other variants, like Alesandere, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Alexander was widespread among parents 23 years ago (MEDIAN #653) and has become much reduced since (#1071, ▼75%).
Similar NamesRecommended names are Adelade, Adelaide▲, Adelinde, Alandra, Alane, Albane, Aleana, Aleanor, Alease, Aleine, Alene▼, Alenne, Alenor, Alessanda, Alessandra▲, Alessandre, Alexa▲, Alexanna, Alexanne, Alexea, Alexena, Alexie, Alexina, Aleyne, Alisanne, Allejandra, Allexine (see Alexandra), Alysanne, Amande, Amarande, Armande and Harmander. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alexander.See names in meaning and etymology.