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What does Alejandro mean?

Alejandro Pronunciation of Alejandro [ale-jan-dro] as a boys' name is pronounced al-ay-HAHN-droh. It is of Spanish and Greek origin, and the meaning of Alejandro is "man's defender, warrior". Variant of Alexander.

Associated with: greek, defender, warrior.


Alejandro has 3 variants: Alejandrino, Alejo and Alexandro.

8 more relations via Alexander: Aleksandr, Alesandro, Alessandre, Alessandri, Alessandro, Alexandre, Alexandros and Alixandre.

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Middle name pairings:
Alejandro Ryder (A.R.), ..

How popular is Alejandro?

Alejandro is a very popular first name for males (#305 out of 1220, Top 25%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#5468 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Alejandro reached its apex rank of #87 in the U.S. in the year 2001, and is at #180 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alejandro name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alejandro outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Alejandro (#180 the previous year) ranked in the Top 2000 are Alexander (#8 the previous year), Alessandro (#680), Alexandre (#1481), Alexandro (#1684) and Alexandros. Other variants, like Alessandri, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Alejandro reached its apex 22 years ago (usage of 1.25%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.91%, 27%). Alexander is the steady favorite, although Alessandro appears to be getting popular too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alejandro, Alessandro, Alexander, Alexandre, Alexandro, Alexandros in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alexander outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abejundio, Abejundo, Abelardo, Aland, Alano, Alanso, Alanzo, Alavaro, Alaxander, Albano, Albaro, Alcadio, Alcado, Alcander, Aleksandar, Aleksander, Alexan, Alisander, Alissandre, Alkander, Almando, Almanzo, Alsandare, Alvaro, Alyksandr, Amando, Andro, Arlando, Armando, Casandro, Cleandro, Eleazaro (see Eleazar), Isandro, Leandro, Lesandro, Liandro, Lisandro, Lizandro, Nicandro, Sandro, Xandro, Ysandro (see Isandro) and Zandro. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alejandro.

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