Meaning of Alessandro

Meaning of Alessandro
Name
it Alessandro
Gender
Male
Meaning
It's a very ancient name, with asiatic origin, that the ancient greeks interpreted as composed by the verb aléxein "to protect" and andros "man", with the meaning of "men's protector" . Very famous is Alexander the Great, king of Macedon, who created in the 4th century BC a huge empire out of Greece, Asia and Egypt.
Popularity
In Italy about 284006 people are called Alessandro
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Variants
en Alexander
de Sander
fr Alexandre
es Alejandro
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