Given Name LYSANDER

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Λυσανδρος (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek name Λυσανδρος (Lysandros), derived from Greek λυσις (lysis) meaning "a release" and ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος). This was the name of a notable 5th-century BC Spartan general and naval commander.

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history, Latinizations, Shakespearian characters
VARIANT: Lysandros
FEMININE FORM: Lysandra
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Lisandro (Spanish)