- a masculine name: dim. Alec, Alex, Sandy; equiv. Fr. Alexandre, It. Alessandro, Russ. Aleksandr, Scot. Alistair, Sp. Alejandro; fem. Alexandra, Alexandrina
- ☆ a cocktail made of gin, brandy, or rum, with crème de cacao and sweet cream
Origin of AlexanderClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Alexandros, literally , defender of men ; from alexein, to defend + anēr (gen. andros), man
- 1777-1825; czar of Russia (1801-25); grandson of Catherine the Great
- 1876-1903; king of Serbia (1889-1903): assassinated
- 1888-1934; king of Yugoslavia (1921-34): assassinated
- 1818-81; czar of Russia (1855-81): emancipated the serfs: assassinated: son of Nicholas I
- (born Orlando Bandinelli) died 1181; pope (1159-81)
- 1845-94; czar of Russia (1881-94): son of Alexander II
- (born Rodrigo de Borja y Doms) 1431-1503; pope (1492-1503): father of Cesare & Lucrezia Borgia
- Alexander, Sir Harold R(upert) L(eofric) G(eorge) 1st Viscount Alexander of Tunis 1891-1969; Brit. general & statesman: governor-general of Canada (1946-52)
Origin of alexanderFrom the name Alexander.
- A male given name, most famously held by Alexander the Great.
- A patronymic surname.
From Latin Alexander, from Ancient Greek Ἀλέξανδρος (Aléxandros), from ἀλέξω (aléxō, “I defend”) + ἀνδρός (andrós), genitive of ἀνήρ (anēr, “man”).