Actually it is the opposite, Alexandros
is the masculine form of Alexandra
. In Greek mythology, Alexandra
was a major goddess of the Mycenaean times in Lakonia region (Sparta, Arcadia
, etc.), worshipped greatly in Amyclas and Leuctra where the biggest of her temples were.
She often was represented holding a lyre. In later times she was often identified with Kassandra
, daughter of Priamos of Troy
The name compounds from the verb "Alexo", here used as "protecting" rather than "defending" and the noun "Andras
", meaning man. So actually the meaning of the name is "protector of men".
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