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Gender: M Meaning of Alessandro: "defending men" Origin of Alessandro: Italian variation of Alexander Alessandro's Popularity in 2014: #623

For anyone seeking a more exotic and unusual version of Alexander, this is a real winner.

Notable namesakes include the great Italian opera composer Scarlatti and the influential physicist Alessandro Volta, known primarily for the invention of the battery you use every day--as well as the contemporary hunky actor Alessandro Nivola.

Appealing short forms are Alessio and Sandro (as in Botticelli).

Famous People Named Alessandro

Alessandro DelPiero Juventus & Italian National Football Star
Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Alessandro

Alessio, Sandro