Alexander - boys name

Alexander name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Alexander name meaning:

The name Alexander is of Greek origin and holds great historical significance. It is derived from the Greek name Alexandros, which is composed of two elements: "alexein" meaning "to defend" or "to help" and "aner" meaning "man." Therefore, the name Alexander can be interpreted as "defender of men" or "protector of mankind."

The name Alexander has been widely used due to its association with several notable figures throughout history. One of the most famous bearers of this name is Alexander the Great, the Macedonian king who conquered a vast empire and left a lasting legacy. He was known for his bravery, leadership, and military prowess, embodying the idea of defending and protecting his people.

In modern times, the name Alexander continues to be popular and carries a sense of strength and power. It is often chosen for boys as a symbol of their potential to become strong, courageous, and capable individuals who can make a positive impact on the world.

Origin: Greek

Helper and defender of mankind.


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Overall UK ranking: 27 out of 4789

1830 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Alexander

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