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What does Aleksandr mean?

Aleksandr Pronunciation of Aleksandr [alek-san-dr] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the name Aleksandr means "man's defender, warrior". Aleksandr is a variant form of Alexander (Greek).

Associated with: greek, defender, warrior.


Aleksandr has 8 variants: Alaxander, Aleksandar, Aleksander, Alexandre, Alexandro, Alexandros, Alixandre and Alyksandr.

9 more different relations via Alexander: Alejandro, Aleksanteri, Alesandro, Alessandre, Alessandri, Alessandro, Alisander, Alissander and Alissandre.

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Middle name pairings:
Aleksandr Osman (A.O.), ..

How popular is Aleksandr?

Aleksandr is an unusual first name for males. Aleksandr is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Aleksandr (outside Top 2000) are Alejandro (#180 in recent rankings), Aleksander (#1247), Alessandro (#680), Alexander (#8), Alexandre (#1481), Alexandro (#1684) and Alexandros. Usage of these forms of Aleksandr reached its most widespread 2 decades ago (adoption of 1.2%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.9%, 26.3%). Alessandro and Alexander are two of the more contemporarily stylish boy names here. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexandro, Alexandros in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aland, Alcander, Aleister, Aleks, Aleksei, Aleksi, Aleksio, Aleksios, Aleksius, Alester, Alexan, Alkander, Alkender, Almando and Alsandare. Like Aleksandr, these names are not frequently used.

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