Alexandru

Alexandru meaning and origin

Gender: Boy
Origin: Old Greek
Usage: Romanian
Pronunciation: \"pronunciation
Meaning: Defender of Men and He Who Wards Off (Other) Men
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Far-out Alexandru is used majorly in Romanian, Alexandru means "Defender of Men or He Who Wards Off (Other) Men" given to boys is of Old Greek origin. Alexandru is Romanian equivalent of Alexander. Also Alexandru is equivalent of Alexandros in Romanian language.

Variants of Alexandru

Alexandrus, Alexander, Alexandros, Alastair, Alister, Alek, Davidalexander, Alexanderjames, Alyster, Alec, Alexius, David

Names that rhyme with Alexandru

Popularity of Alexandru

Alexandru is a common name in England and Wales given to over 948 babies in 20 years. Currently peaking at the charts, the moniker grabbed the 300th spot and 162 baby boys were given the name. Alexandru is a unique baby name in United States, it has been in use since 1981 and was able to reach the top 4000 names. In 2006, it ranked 3152nd when 34 boys were named Alexandru. Over 537 babies in United States have been named Alexandru. Also, in France, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 900 names. Recently in 2018, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 844 on boy names chart when 50 babies were named Alexandru. There are over 425 babies that have been given the name Alexandru in France. Also, in Belgium, the name has been in use since 2005 and has secured the place in top 500 names. Recently in 2016, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 409 on boy names chart when 28 babies were named Alexandru. Over 191 babies in Belgium have been named Alexandru.

Alexandru is an uncommon baby name in Ireland, even after 21 years of presence it could not make beyond the top 300. Over 183 babies in Ireland have been named Alexandru. However things change on global perspective, Alexandru is extremely popular in Romania where every 1 in 50 have the name. Also the baby name is popular in Moldova and Spain. According to our findings, over 500000 babies have been named Alexandru globally.

YearRankBirths
2018458421
2017456821
2016474920
2015397026
2014328833
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Alexandru in Nordic countries

CountriesMenWomen
First NameSecondary NameFirst NameSecondary Name
Netherlands101700
Finland2741650
Sweden50426900
Norway17525700
Denmark459000

Here's what numbers has to say about Alexandru

You would climb the highest rock if that's necessary to accomplish something you want badly. You love your freedom and respect other people's freedom too. You like to be in charge of your life and can't stand bossy people. What fulfills your soul is your professional success. If you have things to be handled, you handle them right away, without much waiting. You are dominant in your circle of friends.

Other names similar to Alexandru

  •  Skyla - Popular girl name Skyla came from Dutch and Old Greek and is largely used in English and Dutch languages, meaning of Skyla is "Sheltering, Sky or Scholar"
  •  Astra - Outlandish Astra has its origin in Old Norse and Old Greek, Astra means "The Word Aster Which Means Star" and is aimed at girls is majorly used in English
  •  Abraam - Used predominantly in Greek and Spanish unheard-of, Abraam is originated from Hebrew, Abraam means "Father of Many" is aimed at baby boys
  •  Galeno - Galeno's meaning is The Calm is substantially used in Spanish and Italian that came from Old Greek is used as a baby boy name
  •  Sandor - Sandor's meaning is Man's Defender or Helper or Defender of Mankind is notably used in Finnish, Danish and Norwegian used as a baby boy name came from Old Greek and Old Norse
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Namesakes of Alexandru

    Alexandru Averescu, Romanian marshal and populist politician
  • Alexandru Sturdza, Russian publicist and diplomat of Romanian origin
  • Alexandru Papadopol, Romanian actor
  • Alexandru Marghiloman, Romanian conservative statesman
  • Alexandru Paleologu, Romanian essayist, literary critic
  • Alexandru Ciurcu, Romanian inventor and publisher
  • Alexandru Dobrogeanu-Gherea, Romanian communist militant and son of socialist
  • Alexandru Sahia, Romanian journalist and short story writer
  • Alexandru Marin, experimental particle physicist
  • Alexandru Dimitrie Xenopol, Romanian historian, philosopher, professor
  • Alexandru Orăscu, Romanian architect famous for his Neoclassicist and Renaissance-revival works
  • Alexandru Candiano-Popescu, Romanian army general, lawyer, journalist
  • Alexandru Papiu Ilarian, Romanian revolutionary, lawyer and historian
  • Alexandru Davila, Romanian dramatist, diplomat, public administrator
  • Alexandru Sterca-Șuluțiu, ethnic Romanian Eastern Catholic cleric
  • Alexandru Dragomir, Romanian philosopher
  • Alexandru Borza, Romanian botanist
  • Alexandru II Ghica, a member of the Ghica family
  • Alexandru Coconul, was Hospodar and Voivode of Wallachia from 1623 to 1627 and Hospodar of Moldavia
  • Alexandru Athanasiu, Romanian politician and jurist
  • Alexandru Ioan Morțun, Romanian physician, politician
  • Alexandru Zub, Romanian historian, biographer, essayist
  • Alexandru Tyroler, Hungarian-Romanian chess master
  • Alexandru Dincă, former Romanian handball player
  • Alexandru Turei, former light flyweight Romanian boxer
  • Alexandru Graur, Romanian linguist
  • Alexandru Papană, Romanian-born American aviator and bobsledder
  • Alexandru Frim, Romanian bobsledder who competed in the 1930s
  • Alexandru Ghika, Romanian mathematician
  • Alexandru Todea, Romanian Greek-Catholic bishop of the Alba Iulia Diocese and later cardinal
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza, was Prince of Moldavia, Prince of Wallachia
  • Alexandru Vaida-Voevod, supporter and promoter of the union of Transylvania with the Romanian Old Kingdom; he later served 28th Prime Minister of Romania
  • Alexandru G. Golescu, Romanian politician
  • Alexandru Macedonski, Romanian poet, novelist
  • Alexandru Moșanu, Moldovan politician, historian and professor
  • Alexandru Plămădeală, Moldovan sculptor
  • Alexandru Șerbănescu, leading Romanian fighter pilot and flying ace
  • Alexandru Lăpușneanu, was Ruler of Moldavia between September 1552 and 18 November 1561 and then between October 1564 and 5 May 1568
  • Alexandru Adrian Popovici, Romanian professional footballer
  • Alexandru Koller, former football player turned businessman
  • Alexandru Terheș, Romanian former football player
  • Alexandru Bădoiu, retired Romanian football player
  • Alexandru Tudose, Romanian footballer
  • Alexandru Ciucurencu, Romanian Post-Impressionist painter
  • Alexandru Apolzan, Romanian footballer, who played as a defender
  • Alexandru Șafran, Romanian and, after 1948, Swiss rabbi
  • Alexandru Nicolschi, Romanian communist activist
  • Alexandru Hrisoverghi, Moldavian Romanian-language poet and translator
  • Alexandru Marc, former Romanian footballer
  • Alexandru Buligan, retired Romanian handball goalkeeper
  • Alexandru Fölker, retired Romanian handball player
  • Alexandru Iacob, Romanian footballer

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