Iskander is a Turkish variant of Alexander. The name Alexander is a general European name that is derived from the Old Greek name 'Alexandros', which is 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.