Etymology of Alexander
Posted by Johannes on 23 July 2009
Etymology of Alexander.
Alexander is a masc. proper name. It is the latinized form of the Greek proper name Alexandros (lit.: defender of men; Αλέξανδρος), from the Greek verb alexo (to defend, to protect, to ward off, keep off, turn (something) away; αλέξω) and aner (man; ανήρ; gen. andros – ανδρός).
From the same root:
English: Alexander, Alec, Alex, Alan, Ali, Al, Lex, Sandy, Andy, Alexis, Alexa (feminine), Alexandria (feminine), Alexandra (feminine), Sandra (feminine), Sasha, Lexxi, Zander, Xander, Sashi
Albanian: Skënder, Aleksandër, Aleks, Leka, Sandri
Arabic: Iskandar, Skandar, Skender
French: Alexandre, Alexis, Alex
Hebrew: Alexander), Alex
Italian: Alessandro, Ale, Sandro, Alessio
Romanian: Alexandru, Alexandra (feminine), Alex, Sandu, Sanda (feminine), Sandra (feminine), Alecu, Aleca (feminine), Sasa (feminine)
Russian: Aleksandr, Sasha, Shura, Sanya, Shurik, Sashok, Alik, Alexey
Spanish: Alejandro, Alejo, Alex, Jandro, Jano
In modern Greek (Romeika)
a) Alexandros: Alexander [Αλέξανδρος]
b) andras: man [άνδρας]
c) androgyno: man and wife, married couple [andr- (man) + gyn- (woman)] [ανδρόγυνο]
d) alexiptoto: parachute [alex- + ptosi (fall)] [αλεξίπτωτο]
e) alexiptotistis: parachutist, paratrooper [αλεξιπτωτιστής]
f) alexisphero: bullet-proof [alex- + spher- (sphere, bullet)] [αλεξίσφαιρο]
Το όνομα Alexander προέρχεται από ελληνικό Αλέξανδρος.
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