What does Alessandro mean?
Alessandro /aless-an-dro/ [4 sylls.] as a name for boys. Alessandro's root is Greek, and the name Alessandro means "man's defender, warrior". Alessandro is an alternate form of Alexander (Greek). Compare surname Alessandra.
Alessandro▲ has 15 more alternative forms via Alexander: Alejandro▲, Aleksandar, Aleksander, Aleksandr, Aleksanteri, Alessandre, Alexandre, Alexandro▼, Alexandros, Alisander, Alissander, Alissandre, Alixandre, Alsandare and Alyksandr.Kreatif forms: Alasandro, Alessanadair, Aressandro. [more]
How popular is Alessandro?
Alessandro is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#28489 out of 150436, Top 19%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent variation forms of Alessandro (#623 last year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Alexander (#8 last year), Alejandro (#157), Alexandro and Alexandre. Forms like Aleksander are uncommon. Usage of these boy names was at its apex in the year 2004 (usage of 0.4962%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.4424%, down 10.8%), 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. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Alessandro and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)