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  • Alexander

    Alexander is derived from the Greek name Aléxandros, composed of the elements aléxein, meaning “to defend,” and aner, meaning “man.” According to Greek legend, the first... Read More 

  • Alexa

    Alexa -- the simple and most feminine form of the Alexandra-Alexis group -- has retained its staying power. It entered the popularity list in 1973, and has been a steadily popular choice for... Read More 

  • Alexandra

    Alexandra is the feminine form of Alexander, which ultimately derived from the Greek components alexein, meaning “to defend,” and anēr, “man.” In Greek mythology, Alexandra was... Read More 

  • Alex

    The independent Alex has become a classic in its own right. One of the truest unisex names, Alex is used almost equally for both sexes. Alex is... Read More 

  • Xander

    Xander is a diminutive of Alexander, the Latin variation of the Greek Alexandros. Its meaning, “defending men,” is taken from the Greek roots aléxein, “to defend,” and andros,... Read More 

  • Alejandro

    Softer and smoother than Alexander, this classic Spanish name for boys has made a seamless transition to this culture.... Read More 

  • Zander

    On the rise as an independent name: Zander and Xander are both widely used can increasingly be found as characters in movies and on TV. Read More 

  • Alexandria

    Alexandria turns Alexandra into a more distinctive place-name, in both Egypt and Virginia.Read More 

  • Alessandra

    This softened version is even prettier than the original. Read More 

  • Alejandra

    Alejandra, the Spanish form of this popular and multivaried name, has fans both in and outside the Latino community. Still, it has lost ground since its peak in the 1990s.Read More