Alexander meaning, origin, history | Meaning of name

Name: Alexander No. of characters: 9 Gender: BoyOrigin: Old Greek English German Dutch Swedish Norwegian Danish Icelandic Hungarian Slovak Biblical Ancient Greek (Latinized) Greek Mythology (Latinized)
How to pronounce Alexander a-le-xa-nder What does my name mean? 
Meanings: Helper and Defender of Mankind Protector of Mankind Warrior Defender of Men Greek origin, meaning: protector. Known as name many kings, popes and Tsar. A classic name in recent years is very popular in Germany. Namesakes: Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist.

Alexander was ranked 11 in 2016 list of US boys name and dropped by 37.50% from its previous ranking of 8 in 2015. Alexander was ranked 938 in 2016 US female names list and elevated by 0.64% from its previous ranking of 944 in 2015.

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Alexander is a very very popular first name for a boy in England & Wales which is popular since 1996 and ranked 22 in 2015. Around 67362 people wear Alexander as their first name. Alexander is a very consistent name over the past 18 years.

Alexander was a widely used first name for boy but is an uncommon first name for a girl which is a rare girl name since 2016 and ranked 11 (0.338995% bearer) in 2016 in US. Around 652879 people wear Alexander as their first name. Comes from the Greek "Alexein and Andros" means: "Protect and Man, manly" Feast on April 22nd. Name seems a United States native name if we look into the dominance Alexander showcases in the charts. 0.180623% of US citizens have this given name.

Complete history of Alexander
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History of Alexander

Alexander is Greek and Christian. While in Lyon, he narrowly escaped the persecution that cost Bishop Pothin and young Blandine, as well as more than forty other people, in June 177 But, denounced by a servant, he is arrested, judged and tortured. Then he died crucified at the beginning of the year 178.

Expression number of Alexander is 3. They are forces of nature, balanced, realistic, calm, reassuring by their presence. Alexander are lively, imaginative, enthusiastic and optimistic. They do not always in the sweetness, because they are shutters. Alexander are expressive and inspire others wherever they go. A little rebellious against the hierarchy, they prefer to give orders rather than receive. Alexander possess great verbal skills which make them good comedian, artist or writer. Indepen- dent spirit, they preserve their secret garden. In love, their charm favors new conquests.

Names that rhyme with Alexander Famous people named Alexander
Katya Alexander in A Rising Tide as Miscellaneous Crew
Elle Alexander in Donnie Brasco as Actress
Suzanne Alexander in Miranda Lambert/Dolly Parton/Lionel Richie as
Deborah Alexander in Midnight in Paris as Miscellaneous Crew
Carol Alexander in Duets as Actress
Anne Alexander Sieder in 12 Theses as Actress
Marie Silva-Alexander in Try and Catch Me as Actress
Ashlynn Alexander in Saint Nicholas as Actress
Roslyn Alexander in Child's Play as Actress
Kevin Alexander in Casino Royale as Make-Up Department
Names like Alexander Alexander Namesakes Related Names: Ale Alea Aleacia Aleaddine Aleah Aleaha Aleahya Alean Aleana Aleanah Aleander Aleandra Aleane Aleanna Aleara Aleasa Alease Aleasha Aleashia Aleasia Posts having Alexander: References for Alexander:
Alexander Jahns Mutter, character in TV Series Polizeiruf 110
Alexander Wrabetz, character in TV Series Wir Staatsk�nstler
Alexander the Great's Slave, character in Film Hellespont
Alexander, character in TV Series Karakuri kiden hiu� senki
Alexander V1's mistress, character in Film Caravaggio and My Mother the Pope
Alexander, character in TV Series Bakuten shoot beyblade
Comments :Carter Dixson Alexander is a male first name, the ancient Greek form is Ἀλέξανδρος Aléxandros . The name translates as "the (foreign) men wards" or "protector" cognate to the name Alexander, the Portuguese language. Unlike other Greek names, the way into the German vocabulary about Christianity found (z. B. George / Jörg / Jürgen von Georgios = farmer), it was with Alexander less the ecclesiastical name that spread the use of the German , Rather, Alexander the Great (356-323 BC..), King of Macedonia , the namesake - of course again not so much the historical figure, but the hero of the so-called Alexander romance . So first was powerful nobility and patrician circles Alexander in reading a popular name. The earliest document is the Priamos -son in the Homeric Iliad , the more than today Paris is known and possibly its name from the King Alaksandu of Wilusa received. The most significant namesakes certainly is Alexander the Great. Along with Christian calendars, name is included in a set of Hebrew names as a tribute to the generosity and mercy of Alexander the Great , shown during the conquest of the Holy Land. In Muslim countries, common name Iskander , derived from the name of Alexander the Great.In Anglo-Saxon countries, Alexander is also a surname . In the 17th century the name came out of fashion and was only in the romance revived (z. B. Alexander von Humboldt ). Already at the beginning of the 20th century the name Alexander was used in Germany, but not widespread. From the middle of the century then increased its popularity. From the mid-seventies to the mid-nineties, the name was almost always among the ten most awarded Young names of each year. Since the millennium, its popularity has declined significantly again. In German-speaking countries developed in the late Middle Ages, from Alexander the short forms Sander, Xander and Zander. Variants: For female form see Alexandra. Male: Italian: Alessandro; Iskander; Russian: Алекса́ндр Popularity of Alexander
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Other variants of Alexander :Aleksander Skender Iskandar Aleksandr Alesander Alexandros Aleksandar Sasho Alexandre Àlex Sandi Saša Alexandr Aleš Aleksandro Aleĉjo Aleksanteri Ale Samppa Santeri Santtu Alex Sacha Aleksandre Sandro Alastar Alessandro Aleksandras Aca Ace Aco Sikandar Eskandar Olek Xande Xandinho Alexandru Sandu Sasha Shura Alasdair Alastair Alistair Alister Ally Sawney Aleks Sašo Alejandro İskender Oleksander Oleksandr Sender  English Boy Names :  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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