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Pronunciation

æləgzændər

Origin

English, German, Scandinavian, Dutch, Slavic

Meaning

Now here’s a name that’s come through the ages intact. As popular today as it was when Alexander the Great was conquering lands in 300BC, this great classic means “defender of the people”. Alessandro, Alejandro, Aleksander – the spelling depends on the country, which is a fun opportunity to flex those creative muscles when choosing a name for your baby boy!

Rank in the year 2015

Alexander was ranked #14 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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