The name Alessandro is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "defending men". Alessandro is ranked #600 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Italian Baby Boy Names Beyond Giovanni & Giuseppe and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
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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).
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