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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

  • czechczech
  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • englishenglish
  • frisianfrisian
  • germangerman
  • hungarian (magyar)hungarian (magyar)
  • icelandicicelandic
  • irishirish
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • old danishold danish
  • old swedishold swedish
  • polishpolish
  • scottishscottish
  • slovakslovak
  • swedishswedish
  • welshwelsh

Related names

VARIANTS
czech
alexandr
danish
aleksander, Aleksxander
german
aleksander
hungarian - magyar
sÁndor
icelandic
Sandri
irish
Alastar
norwegian
aleksander
old swedish
Alesant, Alesantar, Alinsant, Alinsanter, Allexander, Allexandher, Halsand
polish
aleksander
scottish
alastair, alasdair, alistair, alister, alastor, alaster, Allaster
swedish
aleksander, Sandri
FEMININE
czech
alexandra
danish
alexandria, aleksandra, alexandra, Aleksandrine, Alexsandra
dutch
alexandra
english
alexandria, alexandra, alyx, alexandrea, sondra, aleka
german
aleksandra, alexandra
hungarian - magyar
alexandra
icelandic
alexandra, Alexandría
irish
alexandra, alastrÍona
norwegian
alexandria, aleksandra, alexandra, Alexsandra
polish
aleksandra
scottish
alexandra, saundra
slovak
alexandra
swedish
alexandria, aleksandra, alexandra, Aleksandrine, Alexsandra
welsh
alexandra
PET & SHORT FORM
czech
saŠa
danish
sandro, sandy, xander, sander, alex, sascha, ale
dutch
xander, sander, alex, ale, Sandertje, Sannie
english
sasha, alec, sandy, xander, zander, alex, sacha
frisian
ale, ele
german
alex, sascha, ale
hungarian - magyar
sanyi
icelandic
alex
irish
alex
norwegian
sandro, sandy, xander, sander, alex, sascha, ale
old danish
sander
old swedish
sander, ale
polish
olek, alek, oluś, aleks, Oleczek, Oleniek
scottish
sandy, Ailig, Alick, Sandaidh
slovak
saŠa
swedish
sandro, sandy, xander, sander, alex, sascha, ale

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
esperanto
aleksandro
estonian
aleksander
faroese
Alexandur, Aleksandur
filipino
alenjandro
finnish
aleksander, aleksanteri, Sandri
french
alexandre
galician
alexandre
georgian
Alek'sandre
greek
aléxandros
greenlandic
Alexandari, Aleksantare, Alagsantere, Alassanteri, Âligsantale
hawaiian
alekanekelo, ʻalika
iranian
eskandar
italian
alessandro
latvian
aleksandras, Aleksandrs
lithuanian
aleksandras
macedonian
aleksandar
old english - anglo-saxon
saunders, sanders
portuguese
alexandre
portuguese - brazilian
alexandro
romanian
alexandru
russian
aleksandr
serbian
aleksandar
slovene
aleksander
spanish
alejandro
turkish
İskender
ukrainian
oleksándr

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

5
Numerological Values:
5

If the chosen name for your baby has a number value of 5, it suggests brilliance, enthusiasm, energy and versatility. These individuals are believed to be adventurous and love their freedom. They like challenges and get bored with routine. They often need several activities to keep their active mind occupied.

Chakra Number:
5: The number of the Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"

The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.

Color meaning:

The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
ALEXANDER THE GREAT IRON MAIDEN
ALEXANDER AND HIS CLARINET IRVING BERLIN
ALEXANDER'S BAGPIPE BAND IRVING BERLIN

Notable people and personalities​

Alexander Argov (1914–95), Russian-born Israeli Composer
Alexander Balas, Ruler Of The Seleucid Kingdom Of Syria Between 150- 146 Bc
Alexander Day, British 18th Century Confidence Trickster
Alexander Dubček (1921–1992), Leader Of Czechoslovakia (1968–1969)
Alexander Graham Bell (1847–1922), Scottish-born Inventor Of The First Practical Telephone
Alexander Gustafsson (born 1987), Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
Alexander Haig (1924–2010), United States General And Politician
Alexander Hamilton (1755–1804), Founding Father Of The United States
Alexander I Of Epirus King Of Epirus About 342 Bc
Alexander I Of Macedon
Alexander Ii Of Epirus King Of Epirus 272 Bc
Alexander Ii Of Macedon
Alexander Iv Of Macedon
Alexander Ivanovich Levitov (1835–1877), Russian Writer
Alexander Jannaeus King Of Judea, 103-76 Bc
Alexander Korda (1893–1956), Hungarian-born Film Director
Alexander Levinsky (1910–90), Canadian Ice Hockey Player
Alexander Mccall Smith (born 1948), Scottish Writer
Alexander Mcqueen (1969–2010), British Fashion Designer
Alexander Nikolov (born 1987), American Nascar Driver
Alexander O'neal (born 1953), American Singer
Alexander Of Judaea, Son Of Aristobulus Ii, King Of Judaea
Alexander Of Pherae Despot Of Pherae Between 369 And 358 Bc
Alexander Ovechkin (born 1985), Russian Hockey Player
Alexander Pechtold (born 1965), Dutch Politician
Alexander Penn (1906–72), Israeli Poet
Alexander Pope (1688–1744), English Poet
Alexander Popov (born 1971) Russian Swimmer
Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837), Russian Writer
Alexander Rudolph (1894–1966), American World Champion Middleweight Boxer
Alexander Rybak, Norwegian Artist And Violinist
Alexander Salkind (1921–1997), French Film Producer
Alexander Semin (born 1984), Russian Hockey Player
Alexander Severus, (208–235), Roman Empire
Alexander Skarsgård (1976), Swedish Actor
Alexander The Great (alexander Iii Of Macedon), King Of Macedon, 356–323 Bc
Alexander V Of Macedon
Alexander Zabinas, Ruler Of Part Of The Seleucid Kingdom Of Syria 128- 123 Bc
Alexander Zusia Friedman (1897-1943), Polish Rabbi, Educator, Activist, And Journalist