Meaning:man's defender, warrior
The defender of mankind has been in popular demand—and in the top 12—since 2005, according to Social Security Administration data. Alexander the Great comes to mind first, but if a world conqueror isn’t enough to persuade you, you might be inspired by American statesman Alexander Hamilton, the subject of a Tony Award–winning Lin-Manuel Miranda musical. You can find Alexanders in the Bible and saints named Alexander as well. Namesakes include actors Alexander Skarsgård and Alexander Dreymon.

Famous Alexanders

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Alexander Cartwright
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Alexander McQueen
    Fashion Designer
  • Alexander Pope
  • Alexander Skarsgard
  • Alexander the Great

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Source: Social Security Administration

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