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xAlexander
Origin
Greek
Pronunciation
al-əg-ZAN-dər
Meaning
Defender of man
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The name Alexander is a general European name, derived from the Old Greek name 'Alexandros', itself derived from the words 'alexein', which means 'to ward off or to defend', and 'andros or aner', which means 'man'. It means defender, helper, guardian of people. In other words, it is a name which signifies strength or protection. It was the name given to one of the greatest kings on Earth, Alexander The Great.

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Famous Alexanders

Alexander Graham Bell - inventor of the telephone
Alexander Fleming - Nober Prize Winner for Medicine
Alexander the Great - historical figure
Alexander Solzhenitsyn - author
Alexander Ovechkin - hockey player
Alexander Field - football player
Alexander Knox - actor

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