What does Alexander mean?

Alexander meaning in General Dictionary

a European herb Smyrnium olusatrum notably resembling celery extensively naturalized in Britain coastal areas and often cultivated as a potherb

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  • European natural herb notably resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain seaside areas and often cultivated as a potherb
  • master of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; president of Alexandria (356-323 BC)

Alexander meaning in Names Dictionary

Helper and defender of mankind.
Name Origin: Greek
Name Gender: Male

Alexander meaning in Etymology Dictionary

masc. correct name, from Latin, from Greek Alexandros "defender of males," from alexein "to ward off, hold down, change (one thing) away, defend, protect" + aner (genitive andros) "man" (see anthropo-). Initial element is related to Greek alke "protection, assistance, strength, energy, courage," alkimos "powerful;" cognate with Sanskrit raksati "protects," Old English ealgian "to protect." As a type of cocktail, its attested from 1930.

Alexander - German to English

Alasdair [Scot.]

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  • Alastair [Scot.]
  • Alexander the Great

Sentence Examples with the word Alexander

Differences of opinion with regard to the policies to be pursued by the new government gradually led to the formation of two well-defined political groups - the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans - and Adams became recognized as one of the leaders, second only to Alexander Hamilton, of the former.

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