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Alexander

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] Alexander < Ancient Greek Ἀλέξανδρος (Aléxandros) < ἀλέξω (aléxō), I defend) + ἀνδρός (andrós), genitive of ἀνήρ (anēr), man).

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Alexander

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Alexander

  1. A male given name, most famously held by Alexander the Great.

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  • 1594, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: Act V, Scene I:
    Why may not imagination trace the noble dust of Alexander, till he find it stopping a bung-hole?
  • 1765 Laurence Sterne: Tristram Shandy, Book IV, Chapter 18:
    And for my own part, said my uncle Toby, though I should blush to boast of myself, Trim - yet had my name been Alexander, I could have done no more at Namur than my duty.
  • 1985 Anne Tyler: The Accidental Tourist ISBN 0-7011-2986-7 page 170:
    "My son's name is Alexander," Muriel said. "Did I tell you that? I named him Alexander because it sounded high-class.

Danish

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Alexander

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Alexander.

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German

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Alexander [[Category:Template:lang:de proper nouns|Alexander]]

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Alexander.

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Icelandic

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Alexander m. [[Category:Template:lang:is proper nouns|Alexander]]

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Alexander.

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Norwegian

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Alexander

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Alexander.

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Swedish

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Alexander

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Alexander.

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