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Alexander (al-ig-zan-dur) is a masculine name that is used in the English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Slovak, Biblical, Ancient Greek, and Greek Mythological languages.

Meaning and HistoryEdit

Alexander is a Latinized form of the Greek name Alexandros, which meant "defending men" from the Greek alexo, "to defend, help", and aner, "man".

In Greek mythology, this was another name of the hero Paris, and it also belongs to several characters in the New Testament.

This name has been used by kings of Scotland, Poland, and Yugoslavia, emperors of Russia, and eight popes.

Related NamesEdit

Variants: Alexzander, Alexandre, Alexzandre

Diminutives: Alex, Al, Alec, Lex, Sandy, Xander, Zander

Feminine Forms: Alexandra, Alexzandra, Alexandria, Alexzandria, Alexandrea, Alexzandrea, Alexina, Alexzina