From German Names

Male Male Name

German Pronunciation

Listen to the German pronunciation of Alexander. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:

Predominant Regional Usage

  • Southern Germany
  • Western Germany

Variant Spelling

Aleksander (rare)

Variant Forms


Origin and Meaning

Latin form of a Greek name meaning 'defending men'

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Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (1769 – 1859, Prussian geographer, naturalist and explorer)