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Name Alexander

Meaning:he who wards off (other) men, defender of menTools:

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About the name Alexander in particular

Gender:male
Languages of use:German, Dutch, English
Diminutives:Sandy
Short forms:Alec, Alex, Alix, Lex, Olek, Sander, Sándor, Xander, Zander
US 2015 rank:#8     ... 6:Ethan, 7:James, 8:Alexander, 9:Michael, 10:Benjamin ...     Full US 2015 list
Similarly written:Alexander, Alexzander, Aleksander, Alexandra, Alexandre, Alexandrea, Alexandro, Alexandru, Alexane, Leander     Details
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About Alexander/Alexandra, the group of names with the same origin as Alexander

Meaning/translation, female:defender of men
Meaning/translation, male:he who wards off (other) men, defender of men
Language of origin:Old Greek
Info about origin, male:famous as the name of Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia (356 to 323 BC)
 until now there were 8 popes with this name
Words:alexein = to ward off, to defend  Old Greek
 aner = the man  Old Greek
Topics:Greek mythology, Popes
Variants' top ranks:1:Alexander Germany 1997,  1:Alejandro Spain 2011,  1:Aleksandar Macedonia 2011,  1:Alexander Moscow 2014,  1:Sandra Switzerland 1987,  2:Alexandre France 1997,  2:Alessandro Italy 2014,  2:Sander Norway 1998,  2:Alexandru Romania 2009,  2:Alesia Albania 2012
Somehow related to:Alexis/Alexis, Alistair
Name variants:Alejandra, Aleksandra, Aleksandra, Alena, Alesia, Alessa, Alessandra, Alessia, Alex, Alexa, Alexandra, Alexandrea, Alexandria, Alexandrina, Alexandrine, Alexane, Alexiane, Alja, Alondra, Lexi, Lexie, Sandra, Sandrina, Sandrine, Sandy, Sanja, Alasdair, Alec, Alejandro, Alek, Aleks, Aleksa, Aleksandar, Aleksander, Aleksandr, Aleksandrs, Aleksej, Aleksio, Alesandro, Alessandro, Alex, Alexander, Alexander, Alexandre, Alexandro, Alexandros, Alexandru, Alexzander, Alix, Leka, Lex, Olek, Sander, Sándor, Sandro, Sandy, Santeri, Skender, Xander, Zander   Sortable list   Details
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SeriesGraphRankings
Australia/NSWGraph2015 10,  2014 82013 12,  2012 14,  2011 16,  2010 15,  2009 18,  2008 17,  2007 19,  2006 14,  2005 17,  2004 17,  2003 16,  2002 18,  2001 19
Canada/British ColumbiaGraph2015 7,  2014 11,  2013 8,  2012 72011 10,  2010 8,  2009 8,  2008 14
England+WalesGraph2015 22,  2014 22,  2013 24,  2012 27,  2011 23,  2010 21,  2009 22,  2008 19,  2007 23,  2006 24,  2005 20,  2004 19,  2003 20,  2002 19,  2001 20,  2000 21,  1999 19,  1998 19
Germany prevalence 2005 47
HungaryGraph2015 98,  2014 86,  2013 95,  2012 95,  2011 93,  2010 87,  2008 99,  2007 96,  2006 94,  2005 87,  2004 82,  2003 792002 89
IrelandGraph2015 46,  2014 372013 39,  2012 54,  2011 49,  2010 51,  2009 50,  2008 45,  2007 56,  2006 56,  2005 47,  2004 59,  2003 49,  2002 56,  2001 65,  2000 72,  1999 68
MexicoGraph2013 13,  2011 13,  2010 13,  2009 112008 15
ScotlandGraph2015 52014 10,  2013 7,  2012 9,  2011 8,  2010 12,  2009 11,  2008 11,  2007 15,  2006 17,  2005 17,  2004 23,  2003 24,  2002 26,  2002 26,  2001 28,  2000 31,  1999 34,  1998 28
USA decadesGraph2000-2009 131990-1999 24,  1980-1989 48,  1970-1979 106,  1960-1969 189
USA yearlyGraph2015 8,  2014 8,  2013 8,  2012 9,  2011 8,  2010 6,  2009 42008 6,  2007 11,  2006 12,  2005 12,  2004 15,  2003 16,  2002 15,  2001 20,  2000 20,  1999 21,  1998 22,  1997 22,  1996 22,  1995 21,  1994 22,  1993 21
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