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Baby Name Alexander

Meaning of Alexander - What does the name Alexander means?
Gender: Boy Name
Origin: Scottish
Name Meaning: Derived from the Greek Alexandras (defender or helper of mankind), a compound name composed from the elements alexein (to defend) and andros (man): hence, "defender of mankind." Alexander was borne by several early saints and martyrs, which helped to establish the name's popularity throughout Europe. In Scotland the name has been borne by three kings. The Gaelic form of Alexander is Alasdair
Origins: View this name in other origins - American, Biblical, English, German, Irish, Rumanian, Scandinavian, Scottish
Shortened forms: Alec, Alex, Alick.
Pet forms: Sandy
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