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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. SAN-dər(Dutch)
KSAN-dər(Dutch)
ZAN-dər(English)
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Meaning & History

Short form of ALEXANDER. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by a character on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003).

Related Names

VariantsAlex, Lex, Sander(Dutch) Al, Alec, Alex, Lex, Sandy, Zander(English)
Feminine FormsAlexandra(Dutch) Alexandra, Alexandrea, Alexandria(English)
Other Languages & CulturesAleksandër, Skënder(Albanian) Eskender(Amharic) Alexander, Alexandros(Ancient Greek) Iskandar(Arabic) Aleksandr(Armenian) Alesander(Basque) Aliaksandr(Belarusian) Alexander(Biblical) Alexandros(Biblical Greek) Aleksandar, Skender(Bosnian) Aleksandar, Sasho(Bulgarian) Alexandre, Àlex(Catalan) Aleksandar, Sandi, Saša(Croatian) Alexandr, Aleš, Alex(Czech) Alexander, Aleksander, Alex, Sander(Danish) Aleksandro, Aleĉjo(Esperanto) Aleksander(Estonian) Aleksanteri, Ale, Samppa, Santeri, Santtu(Finnish) Alexandre, Alex(French) Alexandre(Galician) Aleksandre, Sandro(Georgian) Alexander, Alex(German) Alexandros, Alekos, Alex(Greek) Alexander, Alexandros(Greek Mythology) Alexander, Alex, Sándor, Sanyi(Hungarian) Alexander, Alex(Icelandic) Iskandar(Indonesian) Alastar(Irish) Alessandro, Ale, Alex, Sandro(Italian) Aleksandrs(Latvian) Aleksandras(Lithuanian) Aleksandar, Aca, Ace, Aco, Sasho, Saško, Sašo(Macedonian) Iskandar(Malay) Aleksander, Alexander, Alex, Sander(Norwegian) Sikandar(Pashto) Eskandar(Persian) Aleksander, Aleks, Olek(Polish) Alexandre, Alex, Xande, Xandinho(Portuguese) Alexandru, Alex, Sandu(Romanian) Aleksandr, Aleks, Alex, Sanya, Sasha, Shura(Russian) Alasdair, Alastair, Alistair, Alister, Ally, Sawney(Scottish) Aleksandar, Aca, Aco, Saša(Serbian) Alexander, Aleš(Slovak) Aleksander, Aleks, Aleš, Sandi, Saša, Sašo(Slovene) Alejandro, Ale(Spanish) Alexander, Alex(Swedish) İskender(Turkish) Aleksandr, Oleksander, Oleksandr, Oles, Sasha(Ukrainian) Sikandar(Urdu) Sender(Yiddish)

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