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Of Greek origin.

Polish short form of Alexander.

From the Greek name Αλέξανδρος (Alexandros).

The meaning of the name is “defender of people”.

Alexander derives from two Greek words: Τhe verb ” ἀλέξειν” -alexein-, meaning “to ward off, to defend” and the noun “ἀνήρ” -aneer-, meaning “man”.

The earliest form of the name is an ancient Mycenaean Greek name written in the Linear B syllabic script referring to the feminine name Alexandra.

The most famous bearer is Alexander the Great, the Greek king of Ancient Macedonia, who built a huge empire out of Greece, Egypt, Persia and part of India.

Due to the fame of Alexander the Great, the Greek king of Ancient Macedonia, use of the name and it’s several forms spread throughout Europe and almost the entire world.

Feminine forms of the name are Alexandra, Alexina, Alex, Alessandra, Alexa, Alexandrine, Allie, Lexa, Sanda, Sandra, Sandy, Sandie, Sandrina, Sascha, Zandra etc.

Variants are Alexandros, Aleksander, Alex, Alec, Alejandro, Alastair, Alister, Al, Lex, Sander, Xander, Santeri, Ale, Olek, Aca, Saša, Sasha, Iskandar, Xande, Xandinho.

Famous bearer is Olek Krupa, Olek Czyż.