A Greek name meaning “defender of man,” Alexander was derived from the name Alexandros. The conqueror and Egyptian ruler Alexander the Great popularized the name in the 4th century and it has remained popular in Sweden and Scotland as well as the U.S.
The name has 70 variant forms including Alec, Zander, Alister, Sacha and Xander.
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