Origin:Italian
Popularity:1254
Meaning:defender of the people
Alessandro is a baby boy name of Italian origin. A variant of the Italian name Alexander and the Greek name Alexandros, Alessandro means “defender of the people.” Greek history fans will likely remember Alexander the Great, who was a powerful king and conqueror, ruling one of the world's biggest ancient empires. Though his reign didn't last very long, Alexander was known for his wits, passion, pride, and for defending his kingdom till the very end. With a name like Alessandro, baby can be inspired to push for what they want, while—hopefully—learning a lesson or two in what not to do as well!

Famous People Named Alessandro

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Alessandro Volta
    Inventor

Popularity Trend Chart

Roll over the visual for detailed rankings by year.

Source: Social Security Administration

Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.