Alexander

Alexander - A popular male name



  Jul 27,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Alexander, meaning defending men, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #101. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Alexander and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Alexander? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Alexander. The baby boy name Alexander was given to 15,105 baby boys in 2012, ranking #9 on the national boy baby name top chart.

Must Try: Find A Perfect Name Based On Your Last Name...

With that position 1 in 109 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Alexander peaked in popularity 8 years ago in 2009 on position 4.



Famous with this name

Alexander Skarsgård
Jason Alexander
Jaimie Alexander


How would you rate Alexander, 1-5?

Rating: 5/5 (12 people)


Alexander is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Alexander is currently topping the baby name charts in Nevada at position #1 - and is the least popular in Mississippi at position #66.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Alexander is where you live.


Comment and discuss





  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Alexander is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Alexander goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Alexander origin and meaning

Alexander is a 9 letter name with 4 syllables. This name means defending men. To see famous people named Alexander, pop culture references for the name Alexander and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Alexander

We've found the following names that sound similar to Alexander, sorted by popularity.

Alejandro / Alessandro / Alexandro / Alexzander / Alexandre / Aleksander / Allison / Alexandros / Alexsander / Alexande /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20129
20118
20106
20094
20086
200711
200612
200512
200415
200316
200215
200120
200020
199921
199822
199722
199622
199521
199422
199321
199223
199126
199028
198932
198834
198737
198641
198550
198454
198363
198266
198170
198092
197994
197898
197797
1976107
1975104
1974112
1973115
1972129
1971134
1970136
1969150
1968154
1967178
1966183
1965192
1964213
1963213
1962220
1961224
1960234
1959237
1958224
1957214
1956210
1955210
1954201
1953195
1952187
1951190
1950190
1949180
1948182
1947190
1946188
1945179
1944184
1943178
1942186
1941185
1940187
1939188
1938197
1937194
1936201
1935188
1934203
1933188
1932178
1931172
1930169
1929155
1928153
1927147
1926146
1925138
1924129
1923130
1922125
1921115
1920117
1919112
1918104
191797
191699
1915102
191498
191399
191297
191195
1910101

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Nevada1
Colorado2
District of Columbia2
Illinois2
Oregon3
Washington4
Delaware5
Arizona6
Kansas8
California8
Florida8
Indiana10
Maryland10
Michigan10
Rhode Island10
Texas10
New Jersey11
New York11
Oklahoma11
Minnesota11
Virginia11
Wisconsin13
Massachusetts13
Connecticut13
Iowa13
Ohio14
Missouri15
North Carolina15
Maine16
New Hampshire16
Utah17
Georgia18
Alaska19
Pennsylvania20
North Dakota20
Hawaii23
Idaho23
Tennessee24
Arkansas25
New Mexico27
Nebraska31
South Carolina33
South Dakota33
Kentucky35
Montana36
Wyoming38
West Virginia41
Vermont43
Alabama48
Louisiana65
Mississippi66

Even more about Alexander


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Alexander a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Alexander?

4 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

Recommended articles


#
On chart
2009
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Alexander
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 109
Letter count 9
Syllable count 4
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +15,105

About Us

What's BabyNameScience.com? Our team of researchers have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years. From Mary (#1 in 1910) to Madison (#8 in 2012) - We have collected and organized names from over 290 million births to help you find the perfect name for your baby.

Try our free Smart Name Finder

Rather than random suggestions or alphabetically sorted lists we'll give you smart suggestions based on your input and preferences. Give it a try!

  Try Now