Alexandr

Alexandr - Name Meaning and Origin
 
     
 
 

 

ALEXANDR (ALEXANDER)

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovak

The boy's name Alexandr \a-lexa-nder, alex(an)-der\ is pronounced al-ek-ZAN-der. It is of Greek origin, and its meaning is "man's defender, warrior". From the Latin form of the Greek name Alexandros. The name was probably coined originally as a title of the goddess Hera, consort of Zeus. Alexandr the Great (356-323 BC) conquered and ruled the greater part of the known world before his death at the age of 33. History describes him as a man of high physical courage, impulsive energy, and fervid imagination. It was a royal name in Scotland. Alec and Zander are modern offshoots. Sandy is a Scottish pet form; Alessandro is an Italian form; Alexandre and Alixandre are French. See also Lexer. English poet Alexandr Pope; US statesman Alexandr Hamilton; actors Sir Alec Guinness, Alec Baldwin; US Secretary of State Alexandr Haig; Soviet writer and dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; writer Alexandre Dumas.

Alexandr has 70 variant forms: Al, Alasdair, Alastair, Alaster, Alaxander, Alcander, Alcinder, Alcindor, Alec, Aleco, Alejandro, Alejo, Alek, Aleko, Aleksandar, Aleksander, Aleksandr, Aleksanteri, Alesandro, Alessandre, Alessandri, Alessandro, Alex, Alexan, Alexandre, Alexandro, Alexandros, Alexei, Alexi, Alexio, Alexis, Alic, Alicio, Alick, Alik, Alisander, Alissander, Alissandre, Alistair, Alister, Alistir, Alix, Alixandre, Allie, Allistair, Allister, Allistir, Alsandare, Alyksandr, Iskander, Iskender, Lex, Lexo, Sacha, Sander, Sandero, Sandor, Sandro, Sandros, Sandie, Sandy, Sascha, Sasha, Saunder, Saunders, Sikander, Xander, Zander, Zandro and Zandros.

For more information, see also related names Isandro, Macallister, Olexei, Shura and Zindel.

Baby names that sound like Alexandr are Alexey, Alexy, Alexus, Alexius, Alexios, Aleksei and Olexey.

Alexandr is a very popular male first name and a very popular surname (source: 1990 U.S. Census). Displayed below is the baby name popularity trend for the boy's name Alexandr. Click here to compare Alexandr with related baby names.

 

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