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What does Alexan mean?

Alexan Pronunciation of Alexan [alex-an] as a name for boys is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of Alexan is "man's defender, warrior". Alexan is an alternate form of Alexander (Greek).

Associated with: greek, defender, warrior.


13 relations via Alexander: Alec, Aleco, Alejo, Alek, Aleko, Alex, Alexandre, Alexandro, Alexei, Alexi, Alexio, Alexis and Alix.

Creative forms:
(male) Alexton, ..

(female) Alexton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alexan Martin (A.M.), ..

How popular is Alexan?

Alexan is an uncommon given name for men. Alexan is an equally rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Alexander (#8 in recent rankings), Alex (#134), Alexis (#343), Alec (#455), Alek (#1313), Alexandre (#1481), Alexandro (#1684), Alix and Alexi are the popular related forms of Alexan (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Alexan was widespread 2 decades ago (average #790) and is somewhat lower today (#1046, 40%), with forms such as Alec going out of style. Alexander has generally been a favorite of parents. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alec, Alek, Alex, Alexander, Alexandre in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexandro, Alexi, Alexis, Alix in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Acelin, Adiran, Adreyan, Adrian, Adryan, Aedan, Agilan, Aidan, Ailean, Aileron, Alan, Alano, Alban, Albin, Aldan, Aldrin, Aled, Alen, Aleric, Aleron, Alexey, Alexios, Alexius, Alexus, Alexy, Alga, Alison, Allain, Allan, Allcen, Alleyn, Allon, Allson, Allton, Alon, Alpha, Alsten, Alston, Alta, Altman, Aluin, Alun, Alva, Alvan, Alvar, Alven, Alwynn, Alyn, Amein, Amiran, Antuan, Ashlan, Atlea, Aydan, Beegan, Brenan, Caedan, Caelan, Dean, Delevan (see Delvin), Eilean, Eliran, Elman, Eltman, Gaetan, Ilan, Jaelan, Jean, Jehan, Kaelan, Kevan, Kieran, Sean, Sloan and Tegan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alexan.

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