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Gender: Male Meaning of Alessandro: "defending men" Origin of Alessandro: Italian variation of Alexander Alessandro's Popularity in 2017: #639

The name Alessandro is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "defending men". Alessandro is ranked #639 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 "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Alessandro

Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, birth name of Sandro Botticelli, Italian Renaissance painter
Alessandro "Sandro" Pertini, 7th President of Italy
Alessandro "Sandro" Mazzola, Italian footballer
Alessandro Del Piero, Italian footballer
Alessandro Nesta, Italian footballer
Alessandro "Billy" Costacurta, Italian footballer
Alessandro Matri, Italian footballer
Alessandro di Cagliostro aka Giuseppe Balsamo, Italian adventurer and magician
Alessandro Farnese, Italian cardinal, diplomat and art patron
Alessandro Diamanti, Italian footballer
Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito, American actor

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.