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Definitions for Alexander
ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər, -ˈzɑn-alexan·der

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Alexander.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Alexander, Alexanders, black lovage, horse parsley, Smyrnium olusatrumnoun

    European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb

  2. Alexander, Alexander the Greatnoun

    king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC)


  1. alexandernoun

    Alexanders: any of various umbellifers, often specifically Smyrnium olusatrum or Heracleum maximum, the cow parsnip

  2. Alexandernoun

    A male given name from Ancient Greek, most famously held by Alexander the Great.

  3. Alexandernoun

    A Scottish patronymic surname, anglicized from Scottish Gaelic Mac Alasdair.

  4. Alexandernoun

    A place in the United States. A city in Arkansas. A city in Iowa. A city in Kansas; named for early settler Alexander Harvey. A city in North Dakota; named for early North Dakota politician Alexander McKenzie. A town in Maine; named for British politician and financier Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton. A town and village New York; named for early settler Alexander Rea. An unincorporated community in Georgia; named for early settler Hugh Alexander. An unincorporated community in West Virginia; named for local lumber businessman John M. Alexander.

  5. Alexandernoun

    A community in Manitoba, Canada; named for early settler Alexander Speers.

  6. Etymology: From Alexander, from Ἀλέξανδρος, from ἀλέξω + ἀνδρός, genitive of ἀνήρ.


  1. Alexander

    Alexander is a male given name. The most prominent bearer of the name is Alexander the Great, the king of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia who created one of the largest empires in ancient history.Variants listed here are Aleksandar, Aleksander and Aleksandr. Related names and diminutives include Iskandar, Alec, Alek, Alex, Alexandre, Aleks, Aleksa and Sander; feminine forms include Alexandra, Alexandria, and Sasha.


  1. alexander

    Alexander is primarily a masculine given name originated from the Greek name "Alexandros", which translates to "defender of the people" or "defender of mankind". It can also be used as a surname. Notable people with this name include Alexander the Great, the ancient Macedonian king, and Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. The name carries various shortened forms and nicknames such as Alex, Xander, or Sandy.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Alexander is ranked #118 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Alexander surname appeared 204,621 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 69 would have the surname Alexander.

    58.1% or 119,069 total occurrences were White.
    34% or 69,653 total occurrences were Black.
    3.1% or 6,486 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.6% or 5,443 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 2,537 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.7% or 1,432 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Alexander' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3682

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alexander in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alexander in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Alexander in a Sentence

  1. Maine Gov. Paul LePage:

    When a snot-nosed little guy from Westbrook calls me a racist, now I’d like him to come up here because, tell you right now, I wish it were 1825, and we would have a duel, that’s how angry I am, and I would not put my gun in the air, I guarantee you, I would not be (Alexander) Hamilton. I would point it right between his eyes, because he is a snot-nosed little runt and he has not done a damn thing since he’s been in this Legislature to help move the state forward.

  2. Courtesy Casey Maccarone:

    Monique Alexander’s always felt like superwoman and invincible, so I ’m assuming that Monique Alexander just thought Monique Alexander could handle the conditions, ca n’t really tell my mom anything, Monique Alexander’s going to do what Monique Alexander wants to do. I ’m assuming Monique Alexander just thought Monique Alexander was strong enough for it.

  3. Sebastian Vettel:

    Alexander Albon would be ignorant if Alexander Albon wouldn't look at it. As Lewis mentioned, it's very difficult for us to get acceptance from outside because we don't have the smallest footprint as the races happen around the world, in general, Formula One I feel should do more... we should send a much stronger message. Everybody can do something, contribute a little bit.

  4. Bernard Baruch:

    Gold has worked down from Alexander's time... When something holds good for two thousand years I do not believe it can be so because of prejudice or mistaken theory.

  5. Officer Chauvin:

    Thomas Lane said. FILE - In this image from surveillance video, Minneapolis police Officers from left, Tou Thao, Officer Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane are seen attempting to take George Floyd into custody in Minneapolis, Minn on May 25, 2020. ( Court TV via AP, Pool, File) Lane said he also suggested putting Floyd’s legs up, since he was kicking, but that.

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