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What does Alexander mean?

Alexander /al-ex-an-der/ as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Alexander) is pronounced al-ek-ZAN-der. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Alexander is "man's defender, warrior".

From the Latin form of the Greek name Alexandros. The name was probably coined originally as a title of the goddess Hera, consort of Zeus. Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) conquered and ruled the greater part of the known world before his death at the age of 33. History describes him as a man of high physical courage, impulsive energy, and fervid imagination. It was a royal name in Scotland. See also Lexer. English poet Alexander Pope; American statesman Alexander Hamilton; actors Sir Alec Guinness, Alec Baldwin; American Secretary of State Alexander Haig; Soviet writer and dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; writer Alexandre Dumas.

Associated with: greek, defender, warrior, courage (brave), scotland


Alexander has 70 variants: Al, Alasdair, Alastair, Alaster, Alaxander, Alcander, Alcinder, Alcindor, Alec, Aleco, Alejandro, Alejo, Alek, Aleko, Aleksandar, Aleksander, Aleksandr, Aleksanteri, Alesandro, Alessandre, Alessandri, Alessandro, Alex, Alexan, Alexandre, Alexandro, Alexandros, Alexei, Alexi, Alexio, Alexis, Alic, Alicio, Alick, Alik, Alisander, Alissander, Alissandre, Alistair, Alister, Alistir, Alix, Alixandre, Allie, Allistair, Allister, Allistir, Alsandare, Alyksandr, Iskander, Iskender, Lex, Lexo, Sacha, Sander, Sandero, Sandie, Sandor, Sandro, Sandros, Sandy, Sascha, Sasha, Saunder, Saunders, Sikander, Xander, Zander, Zandro and Zandros.

Related boy names: Evander, Isandro, Macallister, Olexei, Shura and Zindel.

Alexander has 8 feminine forms: Alastair, Alexandra, Alexandria, Cassandra, Olexa, Ritsa, Sasha and Shura.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Alexanar, Alexanter, ..

(female) Alexandea, Alexange, ..

How popular is Alexander?

Alexander is a very popular first name for men (#141 out of 1220, Top 11%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#111 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Alexander for boys. Alexander reached its apex rank of #4 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is at #8 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Prominent related forms of Alexander (#8 from current records) are Alex (#128 from current records), Alejandro (#157), Xander (#211), Zander (#246), Alexis (#302), Alec (#469), Alessandro (#623), Alistair (#1087), Aleksander (#1117), Alexandro (#1303), Alek (#1363), Alexandre (#1655), Evander (#1656), Sandro, Sandy, Sasha, Sandor, Alexi, Alexandros, Al, Alix, Allie and Lex. Adoption of these relations of Alexander was common among parents in the year 2004 (usage of 1.93%) and is somewhat less today (usage 1.44%, 25.3%), with forms like Alec going out of style. Xander, Zander, Alessandro and Alexander are four of the more trendy boy names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexander, Al, Alec, Alejandro, Alek in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aleksander, Alessandro, Alex, Alexandre, Alexandro in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allie, Evander, Lex, Sandor, Sandro in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sandy, Sasha, Xander, Zander in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Aland, Aleister, Alester, Alexey, Alkander, Alkender, Allaster, Almando, Altaer, Ander, Armande, Brander, Casander, Cassander, Cleander, Eleazer, Isander, Kleiner, Lander, Leander, Levander, Liander, Lysander, Neander, Nikander, Philander, Sender, Vander and Ysander (see Isandro). These names tend to be less commonly used than Alexander.