French variation of Alexander
"defending men"

Alexandre Origin and Meaning

The name Alexandre is a boy's name of French, Greek origin meaning "defending men".

What's the difference between Alexander, the usual English spelling of this deeply classical name, and Alexandre, the French version? English speakers might find the proper French pronunciation challenging: a-lehk-SAHN-dreh, but that last syllable is barely pronounced. Americans might an an a or an ee on the end of the name, or simply pronounce it as Alexander, for better or worse.

# 940 in the US

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Famous People Named Alexandre

  • AlexandreFélix,Joseph Ribot, Prime Minister of France
  • Alexandre Dumas (père and fils)French novelists
  • ThomasAlexandre Dumas (born Alexandre Davy de la Pailleterie), French Revolutionary general, father of Alexandre Dumas père
  • Alexandre Emmanuel Henri Albert Marie LéopoldPrince of Belgium, son of King Leopold III
  • Alexandre Gustave EiffelFrench civil engineer and architect
  • Alexandre Michel Gérard DesplatFrench film composer
  • Alexandre César Léopold "Georges" BizetFrench composer
  • Alexandre Pato (born Alexandre Rodrigues da Silva)Brazilian footballer
  • Alexandre Olivier ExquemelinFrench or Dutch writer on piracy
  • AlexandrePrince de Mérode, Belgian IOC official
  • Alexandre PrématFrench racing driver
  • Alexandre GomesBrazilian poker player
  • Alexandre KojèveRussian,French philosopher
  • Alexandre DespatieCanadian Olympic diver
  • Alexandre Eric Stephane GrimaldiCoste, son of Prince Albert of Monaco

Alexandre in Pop Culture

  • Alexandre Manettecharacter in "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens