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Alexander Information -- Meaning, Origin, and/or Other Information

Alexander means "Defender of mankind." This page of the eMedTV library provides more information related to the name Alexander.

Alexander is also a girl name. Click here for information on the girl name Alexander.

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Alexander is from Greek meaning Defender of mankind.
Alternates for Alexander include: Al, Alasdair, Alastair, Alaster, Alec, Alejandro, Alejo, Alek, Ateksandr, Atessandro, Lex, Ali, Xan, and Zan
Alexander is associated with these categories: King, British Royalty, and Popular
Famous Children Named Alexander
Given name: Alexander Wolfgang
Father: Wolfgang Puck, Chef
Mother: Gelila Assefa
Given name: Alexander Pete
Father: Liev Schreiber, Actor
Mother: Naomi Watts, Actress

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