Alexander

Alexander
Statue of Alexander the Great, whose fame popularized the name's use throughout Europe and Asia
Pronunciation/ˌælɪɡˈzændər/ AL-ig-ZAN-dər
Ancient Greek: [aléksandros]
Modern Greek: [aˈleksanðros]
Czech: [ˈalɛksandr]
German: [alɛkˈsandɐ]
Polish: [alɛkˈsandɛr]
Russian: [ɐlʲɪkˈsandr]
Serbo-Croatian: [aleksǎːndar, alěksaːn-]
Swedish: [alɛkˈsǎnːdɛr]
GenderMale
Name dayAugust 30
Origin
Word/nameVia Latin Alexander, originally from the Greek Ἀλέξανδρος (Aléxandros), from αλέξειν aléxein meaning "to ward off, keep off, turn away, defend, protect" and ἀνδρός andrós, genitive of ἀνήρ anḗr meaning "man".
Meaning"Defender, protector of man"
Other names
Nickname(s)Alex, Alec, Al, Xander, Zander
Related names

Alexander (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος) is a male name of Greek origin. The most prominent bearer of the name is Alexander the Great, the king of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia who created one of the largest empires in ancient history.[1]

Variants listed here are Aleksandar, Aleksander, Aleksandr and Alekzandr. Related names and diminutives include Iskandar, Alec, Alek, Alex, Alexandre, Aleks, Aleksa, Alasdair, Sasha, and Sander; feminine forms include Alexandra, Alexandria, and Sasha.

  1. ^ Hellenisms : culture, identity, and ethnicity from antiquity to modernity. Zacharia, Katerina, 1967–, Ζαχαρία, Κατερίνα, 1967–. Aldershot, England: Ashgate. 2008. ISBN 978-0-7546-6525-0. OCLC 192048201.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)

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