US Popularity:33
Meaning:Man's defender, warrior
Alexander is primarily a boy’s name of Greek origins, meaning “man’s defender” and “warrior.” The name derives from the Greek name Aléxandros and is possibly most famously associated with the 4th-century BCE king of Macedonia, Alexander the Great. The name is also linked to some of the world’s most formidable influencers, such as Hamilton, Graham Bell, Fleming, and Pope, to name just a few. Those who pick the name are often attracted to Alexander’s history and its ability to cross cultures with spin-offs like Alejandro and Alessandro, popular in Spain and Italy. Brimming with allure and a multi-faceted past, Alexander is a champion choice for your little trooper.

Famous People Named Alexander

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

Alexander Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Alexander is currently #45 on The Bump
Boy:Alexander is currently #25 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Alexander is currently #33 in U.S. births
Boy:Alexander is currently #22 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 5
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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