Alexander

Meaning and origin

Alexander is a Greek mixed name. The meaning of the name is protector of mankind .



Where is it used?

The name Alexander is mainly used in English, German and in Dutch.

It is an abbreviated form of

Alondra, used in Spanish.
Sandra, used in Italian and in English.
Sandro, used in Italian.
Santeri, used in Finnish.
Aleksi, used in Finnish.


How do they say it elsewhere?

Oleksander (In Ukrainian)
Iskender (In Turkish)
Alejandro (In Spanish)
Alistair (In Scottish)
Alasdair (In Scottish)
Aleksandr (In Russian)
Alexandru (In Romanian)
Aleksander (In Polish, Croatian and in Serbian)
Sender (In Jewish)
Alessandro (In Italian)
Alastar (In Irish)
Sándor (In Hungarian)
Alexandros (In Greek and in Ancient Greek)
Alexandre (In French, Portuguese and in Hungarian)
Aleksanteri (In Finnish)
Aleksandro (In Esperanto)
Alexa (In English)
Alexandr (In Czech)
Aleksandar (In Bulgarian)


If it's too long people might use

In Polish: Olek
In English: Lexa
In English: Zander
In English: Alex
In English: Lex
In Dutch: Xander


For the opposite sex use:

In Spanish: Alejandra (F)
In Russian, Polish, Serbian and in Bulgarian: Aleksandra (F)
In Italian: Alessandra (F)
In German, Scandinavian, Dutch, English, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Hungarian and in Ancient Greek: Alexandra (F)
In English: Alexandrea (F)
In English: Alexandria (F)


See also

In Serbian, Croatian and in Russian: Aleksandrina
In Scottish: Alister
In Russian: Shura
In Russian: Sasha (B)
In Romanian: Sanda
In Romanian: Sandu
In German: Sascha
In French: Sacha
In Esperanto: Alechjo (M)
In English, German and in Ancient Greek: Alexis
In English (Modern): Malandra
In English: Lexy
In English: Lexine
In English: Lexie
In English: Sandy
In English: Alec (M)
In English: Lexi
In English: Alix
In English: Alyx
In Dutch: Xandra
In Other languages: Zandra

What Alexander`s say about their name

The best thing about the name Alexander:
there very ugly

The best thing about the name Alexander:
Those with the name alex,alexzander are indeed acting according to their name. Like my frnd. Alex.

The worst thing about the name:
Many different spellings

If my name wasn`t Alexander....:
It culd hv been alfred

Extra information:
Just luv the name.

The best thing about the name Alexander:
Lovely name

The worst thing about the name:
They call me Lex

If my name wasn`t Alexander....:
George

Extra information:
Bond james

The best thing about the name Alexander:
it's not a black name

The worst thing about the name:
black people still try to use it

If my name wasn`t Alexander....:
I'd probably be black

Extra information:
I'M NOT BLACK, WEE!!

The best thing about the name Alexander:
there is no such thing

The worst thing about the name:
everything

If my name wasn`t Alexander....:
i wouldn t be suicidal

Extra information:
i kill alexanders

The best thing about the name Alexander:
there's nothing good

The worst thing about the name:
they re criminals

If my name wasn`t Alexander....:
i will be glad

Extra information:
i hate alexanders

The best thing about the name Alexander:
Alexanders are always proud of their names and the name sharpens their lives towards its meaning which means a defender of man-kind and a warrior. No wonder why i do see my self defending people mostly in school and always seeing my self as a hero even when am in distress and sorrows. Alex nc.

The worst thing about the name:
It's just that the face a lot of difficulties during their youthful ages.Alex nc

If my name wasn`t Alexander....:
I don't know how i would be feeling when i see others bearing it, it's a great name just keep every other thing aside i really loved its sound, spellings and meaning.

Extra information:
No!!! i don't think there is okay

The best thing about the name Alexander:
I feels like i was named after alexander the great ( a greek ruler)

The worst thing about the name:
People spell my name wrong sometimes

If my name wasn`t Alexander....:
It would be zack

The best thing about the name Alexander:
it can be spelt all kinds of ways

The worst thing about the name:
going by alex, (and being a male with long hair like me) you can be mistaken for a girl

If my name wasn`t Alexander....:
it would be alessandro

The best thing about the name Alexander:
firt of all i spell it alexzander a good strong name

The worst thing about the name:
spelling it without the Z

If my name wasn`t Alexander....:
it would not be any thing else

Extra information:
i hope all baby names update themselves to the different spelling of my name

The best thing about the name Alexander:
No one I know has it and I feel like a hero with it!

The worst thing about the name:
My name is soo long it may be hard for me to spell later.

If my name wasn`t Alexander....:
My dad wanted Lycan.

Extra information:
It's a good strong name and being firstborn I really set the standards for my parents!

The best thing about the name Alexander:
It is a very strong name

The worst thing about the name:
Many parents are naming their babies this name, so come school time-it will become difficult

If my name wasn`t Alexander....:
At birth in the nursery when we did the carseat test-the nurses confused our son and someone else's because of the same initials and first name

The best thing about the name Alexander:
There are some great heroes named Alexander.

The worst thing about the name:
That a lot of people have the same name.

If my name wasn`t Alexander....:
People could possibly treat me different if I had a bad name?

Extra information:
This is dictated from my 9 year old.

More `Alexander` links

Alexander as abbreviation
Actors named Alexander
Alexander in the encyclopedia