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Strange spelling but kind of cool.
-- ellahcooper2495  2/10/2007
This is a name of two Russian Tzars, Aleksandr I and Aleksandr II.
-- stacy  4/8/2007
In addition: and Aleksandr III. All these tzars ruled in 19th century.
Aleksandr I and Aleksandr II are known as reformators and charismatic and versatile personalities.
Aleksandr I won against Napoleon Bonapart.
Aleksandr II emancipated the serfs.
-- stacy  4/8/2007
A pet form for Aleksandr is Shúrik.
-- met  5/4/2007
LOVE the spelling! It makes the name Alexander SO much better! I can't stop saying how much I ADORE this spelling!
-- HappyIguana  5/26/2007
It seems to be one of the most common names in Russia, I know at least 12 Sashas, Shuras, Shuriks and Aleks. But it is still a pretty name!
-- Anonymous User  8/18/2007
A famous bearer is Russian actor Aleksandr Minajev.
-- MaggieSimpson  4/28/2008
This name is very widespread among the Russian men. I think the most of people in Russia have 5-10 acquaintances or friends named Aleksandr. Personally I don't like this name because it is very popular in my country.
-- Poulina  6/8/2008
A famous bearer is actor Aleksandr Minayev, born 10th April 1967, Kazovce in Siberia, USSR.
-- Emilie007  6/22/2008
Aleksandr Ovechkin (usually just spelled Alexander) is a famous Russian ice hockey player on the Washington Capitals of the NHL.
-- SuomiRuotsi  2/25/2009
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was a Russian author. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970.
-- vomiting  9/10/2009
Aleksandr is also the Armenian form of Alexander; in Armenia, the name is written as:
Ալեքսանդր [noted -ed]
-- Lucille  9/6/2010
Aleksandr has almost hundreds of nicknames, pet names and diminutives, including - Sasha and Lyosha, of course, but also Shusha, Shuya, Shurik, Sanya, Shura, Leksa, Alek, Alechka, Alchik, Leksya, Sanik, Shanik, Shasha... and many more, for various levels of friendship and familiarity.

My favourite is Shurik. It was made famous as the nickname of the protagonist of a Soviet comedy, and many Aleksandrs of that time wanted to be nicknamed Shurik, or so I'm told. A teacher of mine has a son named Aleksandr they call Shurik, and he's named for this protagonist.

Aleksandr is very, very common in Russia. Moreover, apparently it's bouncing back as an extremely popular name choice for Russian baby boys.
-- Amara L.  8/25/2011
There is an old Russian saying that "Every woman has her own Aleksandr," just one example of how popular this name has been in Russia.
-- Anonymous User  1/5/2013

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