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Alexander

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Origin: Greek
Meaning: Great Protector

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Alexander

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Alexander in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Alexander:

  • Records indicate that 588,303 boys in the United States have been named Alexander since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1993, when 20,513 people in the U.S. were given the name Alexander. Those people are now 23 years old.

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      18 Positive Comments

  • "My son's name. I don't like to shorten it but I like the fact that he'll have many nicknames to choose from. He was named after three Alexanders that I admire : Alexander the Great, Alexandre Dumas (who wrote The Three Musketeers) and the greatest dancer of all times, Alexander Godunov." Mar. 24, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Three Words: Alexander Lavelle Harris. That is all." Apr. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'll be naming my little boy Alexander :) very strong and classic name :)" Jun. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names alex, and all the girls love that name =) Theres no way any girl can reject a ALEXANDER" Apr. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "There are many nicknames for Alexander, making it a very versatile name." Jun. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "What a heroic and great name. Very regal. My godson is named Alexander and fits him perfectly." Oct. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Since this is my name it is clearly the best name in the universe." Sep. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my older bro is alexander (alex) and again it suits him pefectly! alexander gareth hunter jamieson - if he's bing a snob or in trouble hes alexander, which is yeah, kinda posh or whatnot i guess, but otherwise hes just alex which is perrrrrrrrfect, causual, wahtever, everyone knows it, XD" Jun. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Alexander is a seet name an I can be caled Alex too!" May. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "ALEXANDER IS A GREAT SAINTS NAME EVEN PAST POPES HAVE CHOSEN ALEXANDER. THEN THERE'S ALEXANDER THE GREAT." Apr. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "ALEXANDER IS A GREAT SAINTS NAME EVEN PAST POPES HAVE CHOSEN ALEXANDER. THEN THERE'S ALEXANDER THE GREAT." Apr. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "One Of Thee Best Names Ever Nicknames Include Alex, Al, Lexi and loads More This is gotta to be the best name ever created" Apr. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know someone with this name- it is a very nice name and there are a variety of nicknames for this- Alex, Al...maybe even Rex...it is a cool name!!!" Jan. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "its my name and the shortform ALEX ist also ok for me..." Aug. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have loved my name Alexander. It is a powerful, masculine, old name that translates well into several languages. Also allows for many nick names: Alex, Al, Lex, Zander, etc." May. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Beatiful name and steadily popular. I know (of) several people called Alexander and they are between 3 and 87. It's also my brother's name (he's 39)." Apr. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name, Lots of boys and girls in So. Florida with the name. Latin Population uses it alot. Son uses Alex for short." Apr. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I dont meet much people named Alexander. People usually only call me by Alex for short though." Apr. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      10 Neutral Comments

  • "Sep07Shawn Summer Next week I mean September 16, although I am not abig fan of vieonlt movies but you are the cast sure is impressive and since it is a remake and I liked it so I am going to watch it" Dec. 27, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Alexander, but we use Sasha as a shor way to call him. Its popular to use Sasha for Alexander in Russia and other post soviet union countries, but its not so common in the U.S or Europe." Sep. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my baby boy Alexander. I always called him Alex. So did everyone else. Then, when he was 15, he started introducing himself as Xander. I am not thrilled with the new name." Mar. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm called Alexander, my nickname Zandy started when an older sibling couldn't say Alexander properly." Jun. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Alexander is a very strong and nice name, but i hate the fact it is often shortened to Alex." Apr. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husbands name is Alexander. His friends call him Alex and his mother calls him Zandy. This name allows for many nick name options." Nov. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is alex i like my name =D i think its sexy =DDDDDD im sexy" Jan. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Alexander! Though I mostly like it because it is my boyfriend's name, yes, it is a nice name. ^_^" Dec. 3, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • ""The Great" name, literally, "helper and defender of mankind," I love my name, and living out its meaning. Historically, it's a leader's name... while there is a lack of Julius's and Napoleons, there is no lack of Alexanders!" Aug. 4, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like the name Elexander better... it's not near as common" Jul. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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