The name Alexander is of Greek origin and means "Defender Of The People." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
There are many alternate spellings of Alexander depending on the country in which you live. Some of these alternate spellings include Alejandro, Alessandro, and Alexzander. Nicknames for Alexander include Alex, Xander, and Sasha. Famous people with the name Alexander include statesman and U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton and inventor Alexander Graham Bell. There are many men of royalty named Alexander, from ancient Greece to the 21st Century, including Alexander the Great. There were also 8 popes named Alexander. Actors named Alexander include Alexander Skarsgaard (True Blood) and Alec Baldwin (30 Rock/Saturday Night Live). Alexander McQueen was a British fashion designer.
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