Monday, 12 May 2014

The Variations of Alexander


"Alexander the Great in the Temple of Jerusalem" by Sebastiano Conca


Alexander is the latinized form of the Greek name Alexandros meaning "defender of men". This is another name for the Greek hero Paris, as well as the name of several characters in the New Testament and Alexander the Great, king of Macedon. The name has been used by several kings of Scotland, Poland and Yugoslavia, emperors of Russia, and eight popes.

Alexandra, a feminine form of Alexander, was an epithet of the Greek goddess Hera. It is the name of several early Christian saints, and of the wife of Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia.


   Masculine:

Alasdair - Scottish
Alastair - Scottish
Alastar - Irish
Alec - English
Aleĉjo - Esperanto
Aleister - Gaelic
Alejandro - Spanish
Aleks - Slovene
Aleksandar - Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian
Aleksander - Polish, Slovene, Albanian, Estonian, Norwegian, Danish
Aleksandr - Russian, Armenian
Aleksandras - Lithuanian
Aleksandre - Georgian
Aleksandro - Esperanto
Aleksandru - Medieval Slavic
Aleksanteri - Finnish
Aleš - Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Alesander - Basque
Alessandro - Italian
Àlex - Catalan
Alexandr - Czech
Alexandre - French, Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
Alexandros - Greek
Alexandru - Romanian

Alistair - Scottish
Alister - Scottish
Eskandar - Iranian
Iskandar - Arabic, Indonesian
İskender - Turkish
Lex - English, Dutch
Olek - Ukrainian, Polish
Oleksander - Ukrainian
Oleksandr - Ukrainian
Samppa - Finnish
Sander - Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Sandi - Croatian, Slovene
Sándor - Hungarian
Sandro - Italian, Georgian
Sandu - Romanian
Santeri - Finnish
Santtu - Finnish
Sanyi - Hungarian
Sasho - Macedonian
Sašo - Slovene
Sawney - Scottish
Sender - Yiddish
Sikandar - Pakistani, Urdu, Pashto 
Skandar - Arabic, Indonesian
Skender - Albanian
Xander - Dutch, English
Xandinho - Portuguese
Zander - English

   Feminine:

Alastríona - Irish
Alejandra - Spanish
Aleksandra - Russian, Polish, Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian, Estonian
Aleksandrina - Russian, Bulgarian
Alessa - Italian
Alessandra - Italian
Alexa - English
Alexandrea - English
Alexandrie - French
Alexandrina - Portuguese, English
Alexandrine - French, German
Alexina - English
Alixandre - Medieval French
Alyx - English
Lesya - Ukrainian



Lexa - English
Ola - Polish
Oleksandra - Ukrainian
Sanda - Romanian
Sandie - English
Sandra - Italian, English, French, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian
Sandrine - French
Sashka - Macedonian
Sassa - Swedish
Saundra - Scottish
Sondra - English
Szandra - Hungarian
Xandra - Dutch
Zandra - English
Zena - English
   Unisex:

Ale - Finnish, Italian, Spanish
Alex - English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese
Sacha - French
Saša - Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Sascha - German
Sasha - Russian
Sandy - English
Shura - Russian


Alexander is ranked #8 in the United States, #27 in England/Wales, #7 in Canada, #14 in Australia, #11 in Austria, #21 in Belgium, #44 in Chile, #12 in Denmark, #93 in Hungary, #3 in Iceland, #54 in Irelan, #81 in Netherlands, #27 in New Zealand, #49 in Northern Ireland, #21 in Norway, #7 in Scotland, and #8 in Sweden.

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