2nd October 2019

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Is the name Alexander Russian?

Russian and Armenian form of ALEXANDER. This name was borne by the 19th-century Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin.

Also question is, what is the origin of the name Alexander?

Etymology. The name Alexander is derived from the Greek "?λέξανδρος" (Aléxandros), meaning "Defender of the people" or "Defending men" and also, "Protector of men", a compound of the verb ?λέξειν aléxein, "to ward off, to avert, to defend" and the noun ?νήρ an?r, "man" (GEN ?νδρός andrós).

What does the middle name Alexander mean?

Origin of the name Alexander: A compound Greek name composed of the elements alexein (to defend, to help) and andros (man): hence, “defender or helper of mankind.”

What is the meaning of the last name Alexander?

Scottish, English, German, Dutch; also found in many other cultures: from the personal name Alexander, classical Greek Alexandros, which probably originally meant 'repulser of men (i.e. of the enemy)', from alexein 'to repel' + andros, genitive of aner 'man'.
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