Latinized form of the Greek name Αλεξανδρος (Alexandros), which meant "defending men" from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, help" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Greek mythology this was another name of the hero Paris, and it also belongs to several characters in the New Testament. However, the most famous bearer was Alexander the Great, King of Macedon. In the 4th century BC he built a huge empire out of Greece, Egypt, Persia, and parts of India. Due to his fame, and later medieval tales involving him, use of his name spread throughout Europe.
The name has been used by kings of Scotland, Poland and Yugoslavia, emperors of Russia, and eight popes. Other notable bearers include English poet Alexander Pope (1688-1744), American statesman Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), Scottish-Canadian explorer Sir Alexander MacKenzie (1764-1820), Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), and Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), the Scottish-Canadian-American inventor of the telephone.
by SABOLOCO March 20, 2010
Usually a very very very goodlooking straight gentleman that has great taste in women. He has a crazy side to him but only shows it infront of true friends. Has great style, is hilarious, amazing, caring, sweet and will make you smile. You will always have a good time with an Alexander, so if you got a friend named Alexander count yourself one of the luckiest people in the world!
Why you smiling like that?
I hung out with Alexander
NO WAY!
by asdi ghjkl February 04, 2010
The name for a true gentleman
Wow, your boyfriend sure is an alexander!
by controversy84 October 28, 2006
the name of a gentleman
Wow, your boyfriend sure is an alexander!
by controversy84 October 23, 2006
the most outstanding person in the world! This name indicates success, cleverness, sensitivity and helpfulness! Alexander is the name for an emperor
This is Alexander... a smart person
by XIVS February 04, 2010
Males named "Alexander" make the worlds greatest boyfriends! They are loving, caring, funny, intelligent, sweet, creative and great kissers.

If you manage to find an Alexander, hold onto him tight and don't let him get away!
Gosh I wish I had an Alexander.

I'm so lucky; my boyfriend is an Alexander.
by AngelBottom August 14, 2010
longer version of Alex mostly used to piss people with the name alex off
Bob : Hey Alexander whats up ! ( Giggles )
Alex: Fuck Off!!!
by Razorsharp September 23, 2007
The great one. One you can trust with serious business.
A truly beautiful mind.
Loyal, honest, loving, and Insane with ideas and ideals.
Open to anything, willing to drop acid on spot.
Always on the go. One's with the initials A.T.G are even more mad with looking behind the scenes.

One with massive PoP.
Nick: "hey Alexander wanna go to Mexico?

Alexander: "Hmm, let me think... O.K.!!!!!"
by billypilly February 02, 2010

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