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Meaning and Name Origin

Alessandro \a-lessand-ro, al(e)-ssan-dro\ as a name for boys means "man's defender, warrior". Alessandro is a form of Alexander (Greek). A popular given name.


Alessandro has 2 variants: Alesandro and Alessandri.

Alessandro has 15 more alternative forms via Alexander: Alejandro, Aleksandar, Aleksander, Aleksandr, Aleksanteri, Alessandre, Alexandre, Alexandro, Alexandros, Alisander, Alissander, Alissandre, Alixandre, Alsandare and Alyksandr.


Alessandro is an unusual first name for males but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#53143 out of 88799, Top 60%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Alessandro for boys. Alessandro was first listed in 1998 and reached its top rank of #616 in the U.S. in 2006, and is currently at #623. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alessandro name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Alessandro and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Alessandro (#623 last year) are Alexander (#8 last year), Alejandro (#157), Alexandro and Alexandre. Usage of these boy names was at its apex in the year 2004 and is somewhat lower today, with the form Alexandro becoming less in vogue. Alessandro (#623), Alexander (#8) and Alejandro (#157) are three of the more fashionable birth names in this compilation, with Alexander going through a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alejandro, Alessandro, Alexander, Alexandre, Alexandro in U.S.

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