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Borrowed from Latin Alexander, from Ancient Greek Ἀλέξανδρος (Aléxandros), from ἀλέξω (aléxō, I defend) + ἀνδρ- (andr-), the stem of ἀνήρ (anḗr, man). Doublet of Alejandro.

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Alexander (plural Alexanders)

  1. A male given name from Ancient Greek, most famously held by Alexander the Great.
    • c. 1599–1602 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act V, scene i]:
      Why may not imagination trace the noble dust of Alexander, till he find it stopping a bung-hole?
    • 1765, Laurence Sterne, Tristram Shandy, Book IV, Chapter 18:
      And for my own part, said my uncle Toby, though I should blush to boast of myself, Trim - yet had my name been Alexander, I could have done no more at Namur than my duty.
    • 1985, Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist, →ISBN, page 170:
      "My son's name is Alexander," Muriel said. "Did I tell you that? I named him Alexander because it sounded high-class.
  2. A Scottish surname originating as a patronymic, anglicized from Scottish Gaelic Mac Alasdair (son of Alexander).
  3. A place in the United States:
    1. A city in Arkansas.
    2. An unincorporated community in Georgia; named for early settler Hugh Alexander.
    3. A city in Iowa.
    4. A minor city in Rush County, Kansas; named for early settler Alexander Harvey.
    5. A town in Maine; named for British politician and financier Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton.
    6. A town and village therein, in Genesee County, New York; named for early settler Alexander Rea.
    7. A city in North Dakota; named for early North Dakota politician Alexander McKenzie.
    8. An unincorporated community in West Virginia; named for local lumber businessman John M. Alexander.
  4. A rural municipality of Manitoba, Canada.
  5. A community in Manitoba, Canada; named for early settler Alexander Speers.

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Alexander (plural Alexanders)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of alexander

Czech

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Alexander m anim

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Alexander

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  • Alexander in Akademický slovník současné češtiny, 2012-, slovnikcestiny.cz
  • Alexander in Internetová jazyková příručka

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Alexander

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Alexander
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Dutch

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From Ancient Greek Ἀλέξανδρος (Aléxandros).

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Alexander m

  1. a male given name from Ancient Greek, equivalent to English Alexander
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Alexander

  1. a male given name, feminine equivalent Alexandra or Sandra, equivalent to English Alexander; diminutive forms Alex, Sandro, Sascha

Hungarian

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  • IPA(key): [ˈɒlɛksɒndɛr]
  • Hyphenation: Ale‧xan‧der
  • Rhymes: -ɛr

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Alexander

  1. a male given name

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Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative Alexander Alexanderek
accusative Alexandert Alexandereket
dative Alexandernek Alexandereknek
instrumental Alexanderrel Alexanderekkel
causal-final Alexanderért Alexanderekért
translative Alexanderré Alexanderekké
terminative Alexanderig Alexanderekig
essive-formal Alexanderként Alexanderekként
essive-modal
inessive Alexanderben Alexanderekben
superessive Alexanderen Alexandereken
adessive Alexandernél Alexandereknél
illative Alexanderbe Alexanderekbe
sublative Alexanderre Alexanderekre
allative Alexanderhez Alexanderekhez
elative Alexanderből Alexanderekből
delative Alexanderről Alexanderekről
ablative Alexandertől Alexanderektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Alexanderé Alexandereké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Alexanderéi Alexanderekéi
Possessive forms of Alexander
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Alexanderem Alexandereim
2nd person sing. Alexandered Alexandereid
3rd person sing. Alexandere Alexanderei
1st person plural Alexanderünk Alexandereink
2nd person plural Alexanderetek Alexandereitek
3rd person plural Alexanderük Alexandereik

Icelandic

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  • IPA(key): /ˈaːlɛksantɛ(ː)r/

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Alexander m

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Alexander

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Latin

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From Ancient Greek Ἀλέξανδρος (Aléxandros), from ἀλέξω (aléxō, I defend) +‎ ἀνδρός (andrós, genitive of ἀνήρ (anḗr, man)).

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Alexander m (genitive Alexandrī); second declension

  1. A masculine praenomen.

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Second-declension noun (nominative singular in -er).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Alexander Alexandrī
Genitive Alexandrī Alexandrōrum
Dative Alexandrō Alexandrīs
Accusative Alexandrum Alexandrōs
Ablative Alexandrō Alexandrīs
Vocative Alexander Alexandrī

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Norwegian

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Alexander

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Alexander
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  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 9 615 males with the given name Alexander living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1980s. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

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Unadapted borrowing from English Alexander. Doublet of Alexandre and Alessandro.

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Alexander m

  1. a male given name

Scots

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Alexander

  1. a male given name from Ancient Greek, equivalent to English Alexander

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Slovak

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Alexander m anim (genitive singular Alexandra, nominative plural Alexandrovia, declension pattern of chlap)

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Alexander

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  • Alexander”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

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Unadapted borrowing from English Alexander. Doublet of Alejandro.

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  • IPA(key): /aleɡˈsandeɾ/ [a.leɣ̞ˈsãn̪.d̪eɾ]
    • Rhymes: -andeɾ
    • Syllabification: A‧le‧xan‧der
  • IPA(key): /alɪɡˈseəndɚ/ [alɪɣ̞ˈseən̪d̪ɚ]
  • IPA(key): /ˈælɪɡseəndɚ/ [ˈælɪɣ̞seən̪d̪ɚ]

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Alexander m

  1. a male given name

Swedish

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Equivalent to English Alexander. First recorded in Sweden (Scania) in 1201.

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Alexander c (genitive Alexanders)

  1. a male given name
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  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 70 150 males with the given name Alexander living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1990s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.