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alex

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

  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • frenchfrench
  • germangerman
  • icelandicicelandic
  • irishirish
  • italianitalian
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • portugueseportuguese
  • romanianromanian
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
alexandria, aleksandra, alexandra, alexander, aleksander, Aleksxander, Aleksandrine, Alexsandra
dutch
alexandra, alexander
english
alexandria, alexandra, alexander, alyx, alexandrea, sondra, aleka
finnish
alexandria, aleksandra, aleksander, aleksanteri, Sandri, Sanra, Santra, Aleksanra, Alexsandra
french
alexandra, alexandre, alexandrie
german
aleksandra, alexandra, alexander, aleksander
icelandic
alexandra, alexander, Sandri, Alexandría
irish
alexandra, alexander, alastrÍona, Alastar
italian
alessandra, alessandro
norwegian
alexandria, aleksandra, alexandra, alexander, aleksander, Alexsandra
portuguese
alexandra, alexandre
romanian
alexandra, alexandru
swedish
alexandria, aleksandra, alexandra, alexander, aleksander, Aleksandrine, Sandri, Alexsandra
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
sasha, sandy, sascha, ale
dutch
ale
english
sasha, sandy, sacha
finnish
sasha, sandy, sascha, ale
french
sacha
german
sascha, ale
italian
ale
norwegian
sasha, sandy, sascha, ale
swedish
sasha, sandy, sascha, ale

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Italian - Medieval
alexandra
albanian
aleksander, alesandro
arabic
iskandar, iksandra, ksandra
armenian
Alekʿsandr
basque
alexandra, alesander, alesandese, ALESANDERE
belarusian
Aliaksandr, Aliaksandra, Aljaksandra
bosnian
aleksandar
breton
aleksandr
bulgarian
aleksandra, aleksandar
catalan
alejandro, alexandra, alexandre, Aleixandra
croatian
aleksandra, aleksander, aleksandar
czech
alexandra, alexander, alexandr
esperanto
aleksandro
estonian
aleksandra, aleksander
faroese
aleksandra, alexandra, Alexandur, Aleksandur
filipino
alenjandro
frisian
alexander
galician
alexandre
georgian
Alek'sandre
greek
aléxandros, Alexándra, Aléka
greenlandic
Alexandari, Aleksantare, Alagsantere, Alassanteri, Âligsantale
hawaiian
alekanekelo, ʻalika
hungarian - magyar
alexandra, alexander, sÁndor
iranian
eskandar
latvian
aleksandra, aleksandras, Aleksandrs
lithuanian
aleksandra, aleksandras
macedonian
aleksandra, aleksandar, Aleksandrija
old danish
alexander
old english - anglo-saxon
saunders, sanders
old swedish
alexander, Alesant, Alesantar, Alinsant, Alinsanter, Allexander, Allexandher, Halsand
polish
aleksandra, alexander, aleksander
portuguese - brazilian
alexandro
russian
aleksandra, aleksandr
scottish
alexandra, alexander, saundra, alastair, alasdair, alistair, alister, alastor, alaster, Allaster
serbian
aleksandra, aleksandar, Aleksandrija
slovak
alexandra, alexander
slovene
aleksandra, aleksander, Aleksandrija
spanish
alejandro, alejandra, alexandra, aleka
turkish
İskender
ukrainian
oleksandra, oleksandr
welsh
alexandra, alexander

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

8
Numerological Values:
8

A person with name-number 8 is ambitious, confident, practical and has a great ability to execute plans. They are achievers and seek to reach the top of their field through hard work.

Chakra Number:
8: The number of the Chakra "Etheric Body"

At the base of the skull or Cerebellum and is also found to be linked to the causal chakra just above the crown chakra to the left in the etheric body. This center enables the individual to achieve advanced out-of-body projection, etheric projection, spiritual perception, and spiritual wisdom. I use the word spiritual here because these abilities and ideas are larger than the self and the earth and is were the ability of remote viewing resides.

Color meaning:

Black is the color of the hidden, the secretive and the unknown, creating an air of mystery. It keeps things bottled up inside, hidden from the world. In color psychology the meaning of the color black is protection from external emotional stress. It creates a barrier between itself and the outside world, providing comfort while protecting its emotions and feelings, and hiding its vulnerabilities, insecurities and lack of self-confidence. In times of fear and uncertainty black contains the energy of the threatening unknown. In a positive state, black is seen as a restful emptiness into which anything may emerge and disappear once again. It is also mysterious, providing a sense of potential and possibility.

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