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What does Alessandro mean?

Alessandro Pronunciation of Alessandro as a name for boys has its root in Greek, and the name Alessandro means "man's defender, warrior". Alessandro is an Italian form of Alexander (Greek).


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, defender, warrior


VARIANTS Alessandri, Alesandro

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA ALEXANDER Alejandro, Aleksandar, Aleksander, Aleksandr, Alessandre, Alexandre, Alexandro, Alexandros, Alissander, Alissandre, Alyksandr



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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)

Alessandro was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #600 in the U.S. in 2018. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Alessandro (#600 LAST YEAR) ranked in the Top 2000 are Alexander (#11), Alejandro (#208), Aleksander (#1186), Alexandro (#1672), Aleksandr, Alexandre and Alexandros. Other forms, like Alessandre, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Alessandro was widespread in the year 1993 (AVERAGE #1118) and is somewhat less today (#1209, 35.1% LESS USAGE). Alessandro is the most fashionable birth name in this compilation.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Abejundio, Abejundo, Abelardo, Aland, Alano, Alanso, Alanzo, Alasdair, Alastair, Alavaro, Alaxander, Albano, Albaro, Alcadio, Alcado, Alcander, Aleister, Alejandrino, Aleksanteri, Aleksio, Alester, Alexan, Alisander, Alisdair, Alisson, Alistair, Alistaire, Alistar, Alixandre, Alkander, Almando, Almanzo, Alsandare, Alvaro, Alysdair, Alysdare, Alystair, Amando, Andro, Arlando, Armando, Arsanio (see Arsenio), Assad, Casandro, Cassandero, Cesaro, Cleandro, Eleazaro (see Eleazar), Isandero, Isandro, Leandro, Lesandro, Liandro, Lisandro, Lizandro, Nicandro, Sandro, Xandro, Ysandro (see Isandro) and Zandro. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alessandro.

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