Alexander

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic

Origin and Meaning

Latin form of the Greek name Αλεξανδρος (Alexandros)

First element (Αλεξ-):

Greek αλεξω (alexo) = 'to defend, help'

Last element (-ανδρος):

Greek ανηρ (anér), genitive ανδρος (andros) = 'man'

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Related Names

Alagsantere
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Alassanteri
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Alefant
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Aleksander
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Aleksandur
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Aleksantare
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Aleksanteri
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Aleksxander
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Alesant
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Alesantar
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Alexandari
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Alexander
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Alexandros
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Alexandur
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Alinsant
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Alinsanter
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Allexander
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Allexandher
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Halsand
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See also

Patronyms

  • Swedish: Alexandersson (♂), Alexanderson (♂), Alexandersdotter (♀)
  • Norwegian: Alexandersen (♂), Alexandersson (♂)
  • Danish: Alexandersen (♂), Alexandersdatter (♀)
  • Icelandic: Alexandersson (♂), Alexandersdóttir (♀)

Combinations

For combinations see ANDR (name element)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Alexander
Genitive: Alexanders
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Alexander
Genitive: Alexanderin
Partitive: Alexanderia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Alexander
Accusative: Alexander
Dative: Alexander
Genitive: Alexanders
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Alexander
Genitive: Alexanders
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Alexander
Genitive: Alexanders

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

18 March

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

11 September

Sweden Sweden

12 December

Further Information

Pronunciation

  • Swedish: [alέk'sandər] (key) [9]

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Alexander Lange Kielland (18 February 1849 – 6 April 1906), Norwegian realistic writer
  • Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård (* 25th August 1976), Swedish actor
  • Hans Kongelige Højhed Prins Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander til Danmark, Greve af Monpezat (His Royal Highness Prince of Denmark, Count of Monpezat), * 8th January 2011
  • Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil, Prins av Sverige, Hertig av Södermanland (Prince of Sweden, Duke of Södermanland), * 19th April 2016
  • Fanny och Alexander - film directed by Ingmar Bergman (1982)

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[10]
14 29 35757 77817
Denmark Denmark[11]
0 n.a. 13042 n.a
Norway Norway[12]
0 n.a. 10927 n.a
Finland Finland[13]
n.a. 8 n.a 17639
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Alexander(m) Sources: [10][11][12][13]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Alexander(m) Sources: [14]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Alexander(m)

Sources: [10] [11] [12] [13]

References

  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  4. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  8. Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  9. Per Hedelin: Norstedts svenska uttalslexikon (1997)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  14. details see Name Statistic tables