Gender: Male Meaning of Alessandro: "defending men" Origin of Alessandro: Italian variation of Alexander Alessandro's Popularity in 2019: #608

Alessandro Origin and Meaning

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

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).

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Pop Culture References for the name Alessandro

Alessio, Sandro


indiefendi2 Says:


I'm the opposite, I think Alessandro flows better than Alejandro.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I prefer Alejandro. It flows better, imo.