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alec

SHORT FORM OF:
alexander
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > hellenic > greek
ORIGIN:
greek 
NAME ROOT:
ALéXō ANḗR / ANDRóS > ALéXANDROS
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
ALéXō ‎(ἀλέξω) ANḗR ‎(ἀνήρ) ANDRóS ‎(ἀνδρός) ALéXANDROS (Αλέξανδρος)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Ancient Greek name “Aléxandros (Αλέξανδρος)”, composed of two elements: “aléxō ‎(ἀλέξω)” (keep off, turn aside, guard, protect, defend, help) plus “anḗr ‎(ἀνήρ) andrós ‎(ἀνδρός)” (man “adult male”, husband). In turn the name means “defending men, protector of men”. This definition is an example of the widespread motif of Greek (or Indo-European more generally) names expressing "battle-prowess", in this case the ability to withstand or push back an enemy battle line. The name was one of the titles, "epithets", given to the Greek goddess Hera and as such is usually taken to mean "one who comes to save warriors". The most famous linked to this root is Alexander the Great, who created one of the largest empires in ancient history.

Usage

  • englishenglish

Related names

VARIANTS
english
alexander
FEMININE
english
alexandria, alexandra, alyx, alexandrea, sondra, aleka
PET & SHORT FORM
english
sasha, sandy, xander, zander, alex, sacha

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
albanian
aleksander, alesandro
arabic
iskandar
armenian
Alekʿsandr
basque
alesander
belarusian
Aliaksandr
bosnian
aleksandar
breton
aleksandr
bulgarian
aleksandar
catalan
alejandro, alexandre
croatian
aleksander, aleksandar
czech
alexander, alexandr
danish
alexander, aleksander, Aleksxander
dutch
alexander
esperanto
aleksandro
estonian
aleksander
faroese
Alexandur, Aleksandur
filipino
alenjandro
finnish
aleksander, aleksanteri, Sandri
french
alexandre
frisian
alexander
galician
alexandre
georgian
Alek'sandre
german
alexander, aleksander
greek
aléxandros
greenlandic
Alexandari, Aleksantare, Alagsantere, Alassanteri, Âligsantale
hawaiian
alekanekelo, ʻalika
hungarian - magyar
alexander, sÁndor
icelandic
alexander, Sandri
iranian
eskandar
irish
alexander, Alastar
italian
alessandro
latvian
aleksandras, Aleksandrs
lithuanian
aleksandras
macedonian
aleksandar
norwegian
alexander, aleksander
old danish
alexander
old english - anglo-saxon
saunders, sanders
old swedish
alexander, Alesant, Alesantar, Alinsant, Alinsanter, Allexander, Allexandher, Halsand
polish
alexander, aleksander
portuguese
alexandre
portuguese - brazilian
alexandro
romanian
alexandru
russian
aleksandr
scottish
alexander, alastair, alasdair, alistair, alister, alastor, alaster, Allaster
serbian
aleksandar
slovak
alexander
slovene
aleksander
spanish
alejandro
swedish
alexander, aleksander, Sandri
turkish
İskender
ukrainian
oleksandr
welsh
alexander

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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3
Numerological Values:
3

Traits associated with the number 3 include advanced social skills and articulation. People with name-number 3 are delightful to speak to and are often successful orators or writers. They have a colorful imagination and enjoy life to the fullest.

Chakra Number:
3: The number of the Solar Plexus Chakra "Manipura"

Yellow. The centre of our being - the color of sunshine and the color of the third energy centre - the solar plexus chakra. The main energy of yellow is intellect. Do you like yellow color? Discover what yellow means and how it manifests in your body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Color meaning:

The color yellow relates to acquired knowledge. It is the color which resonates with the left or logic side of the brain stimulating our mental faculties and creating mental agility and perception. Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. In the meaning of colors, yellow inspires original thought and inquisitiveness. Yellow is creative from a mental aspect, the color of new ideas, helping us to find new ways of doing things. It is the practical thinker, not the dreamer.

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