Italian variation of Alexander
"defending men"

Alessandro Origin and Meaning

The name Alessandro is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "defending men".

For anyone seeking a more 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).

# 529 in the US

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# 1197 on Nameberry

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Famous People Named Alessandro

  • Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepibirth name of Sandro Botticelli, Italian Renaissance painter
  • Alessandro "Sandro" Pertini7th President of Italy
  • Alessandro "Sandro" MazzolaItalian footballer
  • Alessandro Del PieroItalian footballer
  • Alessandro NestaItalian footballer
  • Alessandro "Billy" CostacurtaItalian footballer
  • Alessandro MatriItalian footballer
  • Alessandro di Cagliostro aka Giuseppe BalsamoItalian adventurer and magician
  • Alessandro FarneseItalian cardinal, diplomat and art patron
  • Alessandro DiamantiItalian footballer
  • Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro EspositoAmerican actor