Alexander Name Meaning & Origin

Alexander

Pronunciation: al-ik-ZAN-der (key)

Origin of the name Alexander:

A compound Greek name composed of the elements alexein (to defend, to help) and andros (man): hence, “defender or helper of mankind.” The name was borne by Alexander the Great (356—323 B.C.), a Macedonian king and military conqueror who helped spread the Greek culture across Asia Minor to Egypt and India. Var: Aleksandr, Aleksandur, Alexander, Alexandras. Short: Alek, Alekos, Alex, Alexei, Alexios, Alexis, Sander, Sandros

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Alexander

Alex
Lex(i/e)
Xander/Zander/Sander
Xandy/Zandy/Sandy
Xan/Zan/San
Axel
Alec
Alek
Al

Meanings and history of the name Alexander

"Protector of Mankind"

Famous real-life people named Alexander

Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III, American actor, writer, producer, and comedian
Alexander "Alex" Turner, lead singer of the Arctic Monkeys and The Last Shadow Puppets
Alexander Rybak: 2009 Eurovision Song Contest winner; competed again in 2018
Alexander Gaskarth, lead singer of the band All Time Low
Alexander "Alex" Suarez, bass guitarist of the band Cobra Starship
Alex Trebek, Jeopardy host
Alexander Graham Bell, inventor
Alexander Hamilton, Colonial American statesman
Alexander Fleming, discovered penicillin
Alexander Hamilton, first US treasury secretary (and on the $10)
Alexander the Great
Three tsars of Russia
Alexander Ovechkin: Professional Hockey Player
Alexander Pushkin: Father of Russian Literature; Poet.
Alexander "Sasha" Pete Schreiber (b. 2007), son of actor Liev Schreiber and actress Naomi Watts
Alexander McQueen: British fashion designer and couturier
Alexander 'Alex' Rodriguez, professional baseball player.
Alexander Skarsgård, Sweddish born actor, TrueBlood and Tarzan
Alexander Wolfgang Puck (b. 2006), son of Austrian celebrity chef, restaurateur, and occasional actor Wolfgang Puck
Alexander David Conrod (b. 2010), son of edition in chief of Elle magazine Nina García
Alexander Rafahi Mehran, III (b. 2011), son of American model and activist Maggie Rizer
Alexander John Buckley Ford (b. 2012), son of American fashion designer, film director, screenwriter, and film producer Tom Ford
Alexander Gauland (b. 1941), head of german AFD-Party

Alexander in song, story & screen

Alex, the droog from "A Clockwork Orange"
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No good, Very Bad Day -- great book and movie!
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Alex & Emma (Romantic Comedy ca. 2003)
Alexander Burnett (better known as Alex)is a character in the book series The Medallion of Franzek by the Argentine writer Canela Lopez Fassón.
Alexander Goth, character of The Sims series.
"Hamilton," the Broadway musical, based on the life story of Alexander Hamilton
Alexander "Xander" Harris from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Alexander's Ragtime Band-- A song, an immortal one! (Irving Berlin, 1911)
Alexander Lightwood- A character in The Mortal Instruments book series by Cassandra Clare.
Alexander Joseph "Lex" Luthor - Supermans bestfriend and enemy
Alexander Waverly - character in the spy TV series "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."
Alexander Mundy- TV show- It Takes a Thief starring Robert Wagner
Alexander Summers, Havok from the X-Men comics
Alexander (Alex) Karev, Grey's Anatomy

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