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Alexander meaning



Meaning of Alexander
Helper And Defender Of Mankind.
Origin of name Alexander

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  • Alexander is from Greek origin, meaning is ‘defending men’.

    Famous Personalities: Alexander Graham Bell was the inventor of the telephone, and Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin. There have also been two kings of Scotland named Alexander, and three emperors of Russia. Eight popes have been named Alexander. Alexander the Great, leader of the Greek empire of Macedonian descent, whose conquest ushered in the Hellenistic Age.

  • Latinized form of the Greek name (Alexandros), which meant "defending men" from Greek (alexo) "to defend, help" and ανηρ (aner) "man".The most famous bearer was Alexander the Great, King of Macedon. In the 4th century BC he built a huge empire out of Greece, Egypt, Persia, and parts of India.

  • The name was borne by Alexander the Great (356—323 B.C.), a Macedonian king and military conqueror who helped spread the Greek culture across Asia Minor to Egypt and India.

  • Anglicised version of the Greek name Alexandros. Alexander appears in the Bible as the one who helps Jesus bear the cross on the journey to Calvary. Alexander the Great was an ancient Macedon king. Greece was unified by his father, Philip II, but Alexande

  • This name has been taken from the Greek name Aléxandros, which is a compiled form of the word “alexō” means “To avert” and the noun “Andros”, which is a genitive of “anēr” means man.

Famous Name Alexander

  • Alexander Rodriguez

    is a Dominican American baseball player. He is currently the third baseman for the New York Yankees, after having played shortstop for the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers.


  • Christopher Alexander

    is the Conservative Party of Canada Member of Parliament for Ajax-Pickering in Ontario. In 1997, he became Deputy Director (Russia) of the Eastern Europe Division responsible for political and trade relations. In 2002 he returned to the Canadian embassy in Moscow as Minister Counsellor (Political). He received a Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) award in 2003. Considered a star candidate, Alexander became the Conservative Party of Canada candidate in the suburban Toronto riding of Ajax—Pickering on September 21, 2009 and he and his family moved to Ajax, Ontario. The riding was considered a key battleground riding. Alexander won the seat at the 2011 federal election. He has remained active on Afghanistan related issues, frequently speaking and writing on this subject.


Variant Baby Names of Alexander:

Al, Alasdair, Alastair, Alaster, Alaxander, Alcander, Alcinder, Alcindor, Alec, Aleco, AleAl, Alasdair, Alastair, Alaster, Alaxander

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Alexander Name also appears in following Origin(s): Greek, Greek, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovic

Alexander also appears in following countries/origins/languages: Afghan, American, Basque, British, Danish

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  • What does the name Alexander mean? :

    Baby boy name meaning Helper And Defender Of Mankind. in Greek. Alexander also named in Afghan, American, Basque, British, Danish for boy . We have received lots of suggestion from our website users on baby names. We are thankful for all the contribution on meaning of boy name Alexander. What does the name Alexander mean in other origin if you know then please suggest. Further suggestion or detail on what is the meaning of name Alexander. History of name and famous personality with Alexander will help to update our database and other website users.

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    Alexander Andrijevski

    is a former Belarusian professional ice hockey player who played one game in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Blackhawks. He spent the last four seasons of the career in Germany as well as a two game spell in Italy.

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    Neville Alexander

    is a proponent of a multilingual South Africa and a former revolutionary who spent ten years on Robben Island with Nelson Mandela.Alexander by 1957 was already radicalised and a member of the Cape Peninsula Students' Union, an affiliate of the Unity Movement of South Africa[4]. He joined the African Peoples Democratic Union of Southern Africa (APDUSA) which was established in 1960. However he was ejected from APDUSA in 1961 and with Dulcie September, Abrahams, Fikile Bam, Andreas Shipinga, Marcus Solomon, Xenophon Pitt and others, formed a study group of nine members in July 1962, known as the Yu Chi Chan Club (YCCC). Yu Chi Chan is the Chinese name for guerrilla warfare, which Mao Tse-Tung used. The YCCC disbanded in late 1962 to be replaced by the National Liberation Front (NLF) of which Alexander was a founder.

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