Posts tagged Alexandros

One of a kind- names from the The Press-Births- Christchurch- New Zealand 2014.

BOYS
Albert

Alexandros

Archer

Asher

Balin

Barnaby

Beckett

Bede

Brennan

Bruno

Calder

Carson

Dashiell

Denzel

Dexter

Everett

Frank

Geordie

Grayson

Gus

Hank

Ihaka

Jett

Kit

Leif

Levi

Monte

Ned

Oswin

Reve

Rory

Rupert

Sanzou

Ted

Tom

Zeke

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GIRLS

Agnes

Anneke

Arizona

Bethany

Bianca

Bridie

Cartier

Cassandra

Daisy

Devon

Elena

Elsa

Emmaline

Fern

Flossie

Gisele

Greta

Heidi

Honor

Imogen

Jeanie

Julia

Laura

Libby

Lillian

Loretta

Lydia

Madeleine

Margot

Meg

Molly

Olympia

Quinn

Rosana

Saskia

Tilly

Una

Willa

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Name for today- Alexander

Latinized form of the Greek name Αλεξανδρος (Alexandros), which meant “defending men” from Greek αλεξω (alexo) “to defend, help” andανηρ (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

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