Name Meaning

Greek for "defender of men." Countless kings and emperors named Alexander have ruled since the time of the ancient Greeks. Well-known Alexanders: Alexander the Great; Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.


Greek, Irish, Swedish, Mexican


Biblical, Exotic, Shakespeare, Surname, Popular




Xander, Lex, Zander, Shurik, Shura, Sashenka, Sasha, Santeri, Sandy, Sander, Alik, Aleko, Alek, Aleck, Alec

Famous Namesakes

Inventor Alexander Graham Bell, Alexander the Great, Athlete Alex Rodriguez, Screenwriter Alexander Payne

Celebrity Babies

Son of Melanie Griffith and Steven Bauer, Son of Tom Ford, Son of William Hurt, Son of Naomi Watts and Live Schreiber

Popularity in 2019


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