Alexander

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Alexander, from Ancient Greek Ἀλέξανδρος (Aléksandros), from ἀλέξω (aléksō, I defend) + ἀνδρός (andrós), genitive of ἀνήρ (anḗr, man).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌælɨɡˈzændɚ/

Proper noun[edit]

Alexander

  1. A male given name, most famously held by Alexander the Great.
    • 1594, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: 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 0-7011-2986-7, 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 patronymic surname​.

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Danish[edit]

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Alexander

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Alexander.

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German[edit]

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Alexander

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Alexander.

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaːlɛksantɛ(ː)r/

Proper noun[edit]

Alexander m

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Alexander.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˌa.leˈk͡san.der]

Proper noun[edit]

Alexander m (genitive Alexandrī); second declension

  1. A masculine praenomen.

Declension[edit]

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Number Singular Plural
nominative Alexander Alexandrī
genitive Alexandrī Alexandrōrum
dative Alexandrō Alexandrīs
accusative Alexandrum Alexandrōs
ablative Alexandrō Alexandrīs
vocative Alexander
Alexandre
Alexandrī

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Norwegian[edit]

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Alexander

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Alexander.

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References[edit]

  • [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.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with English Alexander. First recorded in Sweden (Scania) in 1201.

Proper noun[edit]

Alexander

  1. A male given name.

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References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 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.