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Alexander

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How popular is the baby name Alexander in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 211 0 211 #73 boy name
1881 209 0 209 #71 boy name
1882 225 0 225 #79 boy name
1883 187 0 187 #80 boy name
1884 236 0 236 #76 boy name
1885 205 0 205 #78 boy name
1886 206 0 206 #83 boy name
1887 180 0 180 #87 boy name
1888 237 0 237 #82 boy name
1889 185 0 185 #93 boy name
1890 202 0 202 #85 boy name
1891 172 0 172 #95 boy name
1892 202 0 202 #95 boy name
1893 218 0 218 #83 boy name
1894 199 0 199 #96 boy name
1895 199 0 199 #97 boy name
1896 232 0 232 #87 boy name
1897 172 0 172
1898 180 0 180
1899 178 0 178 #98 boy name
1900 261 0 261 #93 boy name
1901 162 0 162
1902 216 0 216 #93 boy name
1903 195 0 195 #100 boy name
1904 203 0 203
1905 210 0 210
1906 204 0 204
1907 279 0 279 #92 boy name
1908 246 0 246
1909 260 5 255
1910 324 0 324
1911 426 0 426 #94 boy name
1912 803 0 803 #97 boy name
1913 942 5 937 #98 boy name
1914 1,176 7 1,169 #98 boy name
1915 1,443 11 1,432
1916 1,593 9 1,584 #100 boy name
1917 1,669 5 1,664 #97 boy name
1918 1,598 7 1,591
1919 1,429 7 1,422
1920 1,482 7 1,475
1921 1,531 0 1,531
1922 1,359 0 1,359
1923 1,299 6 1,293
1924 1,387 5 1,382
1925 1,229 6 1,223
1926 1,151 0 1,151
1927 1,103 10 1,093
1928 1,056 8 1,048
1929 996 10 986
1930 877 5 872
1931 792 0 792
1932 783 8 775
1933 660 0 660
1934 622 6 616
1935 700 0 700
1936 618 5 613
1937 676 0 676
1938 672 7 665
1939 723 0 723
1940 761 0 761
1941 818 0 818
1942 860 0 860
1943 925 0 925
1944 865 0 865
1945 895 5 890
1946 973 8 965
1947 1,080 0 1,080
1948 1,131 0 1,131
1949 1,193 5 1,188
1950 1,173 7 1,166
1951 1,210 0 1,210
1952 1,296 8 1,288
1953 1,262 5 1,257
1954 1,238 0 1,238
1955 1,180 7 1,173
1956 1,241 0 1,241
1957 1,266 7 1,259
1958 1,197 9 1,188
1959 1,176 9 1,167
1960 1,216 13 1,203
1961 1,237 8 1,229
1962 1,234 9 1,225
1963 1,313 5 1,308
1964 1,301 10 1,291
1965 1,340 10 1,330
1966 1,378 8 1,370
1967 1,473 10 1,463
1968 1,790 16 1,774
1969 2,048 22 2,026
1970 2,492 17 2,475
1971 2,387 20 2,367
1972 2,140 17 2,123
1973 2,290 31 2,259
1974 2,406 40 2,366
1975 2,472 29 2,443
1976 2,481 33 2,448
1977 2,743 32 2,711 #97 boy name
1978 2,782 36 2,746 #98 boy name
1979 3,095 35 3,060 #94 boy name
1980 3,331 52 3,279 #91 boy name
1981 4,297 58 4,239 #70 boy name
1982 4,670 83 4,587 #65 boy name
1983 4,880 78 4,802 #63 boy name
1984 6,602 119 6,483 #54 boy name
1985 8,433 147 8,286 #50 boy name
1986 10,803 207 10,596 #41 boy name
1987 12,043 216 11,827 #37 boy name
1988 13,657 331 13,326 #34 boy name
1989 14,755 237 14,518 #32 boy name
1990 16,406 223 16,183 #28 boy name
1991 17,828 193 17,635 #26 boy name
1992 20,273 210 20,063 #23 boy name
1993 20,700 178 20,522 #21 boy name
1994 20,260 164 20,096 #22 boy name
1995 19,589 143 19,446 #21 boy name
1996 18,051 92 17,959 #22 boy name
1997 17,190 80 17,110 #22 boy name
1998 17,546 82 17,464 #22 boy name
1999 17,511 97 17,414 #21 boy name
2000 17,344 64 17,280 #20 boy name
2001 16,764 50 16,714 #20 boy name
2002 17,792 84 17,708 #15 boy name
2003 17,760 55 17,705 #16 boy name
2004 18,032 115 17,917 #15 boy name
2005 18,173 63 18,110 #12 boy name
2006 18,266 51 18,215 #12 boy name
2007 18,166 38 18,128 #11 boy name
2008 18,729 44 18,685 #6 boy name
2009 18,251 34 18,217 #4 boy name
2010 16,789 43 16,746 #6 boy name
2011 15,722 34 15,688 #8 boy name
2012 15,247 28 15,219 #9 boy name
2013 14,898 27 14,871 #8 boy name
2014 15,395 33 15,362 #8 boy name
2015 14,482 22 14,460 #8 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Alexander baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 639,383 babies born with the name Alexander in the United States. That's more than enough Alexanders to occupy the country of Montenegro with an estimated population of 620,029 (as of April 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 211 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Alexander" was in 1993 with a total of 20,522 babies. (That's a lot of baby Alexanders)

According to the 1926 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Alexander" ranks #98 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 8 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 1926. Across the entire United States a total of 1,151 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Alexander" mean? The list below shows the origins of Alexander as well as things modernly associated with the name Alexander such as celebrities named Alexander.

Origin and Meaning of Alexander

The name "Alexander" is of Greek origin, and it means "Defender of the People". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Alexander Skarsgård

Alexander Skarsgård is an actor and director with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1984 to present. Alexander was born in 1976 as Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgard in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Alexander Ludwig

Alexander Ludwig is an actor and singer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Alexander was born in 1992 as Alexander Richard Ludwig in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell is an inventor, scientist engineer, professor{{thinsp{{sup, a teacher of the deaf{{thinsp{{refn, ''[is the following a quote from the source referenced?:''] while bell worked in many scientific, technical, professional and social capacities throughout his life. Alexander was born in 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Alexander Siddig

Alexander Siddig is an actor. Alexander was born in 1965 as Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abdurrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdul Karim El Mahdi in Sudan.

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Alexander Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin is an ice hockey player. Alexander was born in 1985 in Moscow, Soviet Union.

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Alex Pettyfer

Alex Pettyfer is an actor and model with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Alex was born in 1990 as Alexander Richard Pettyfer in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Alexander

Alexander Bauer
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Mcqueen
Alexander Wang
Alexander Skarsgard
Alexander The Great

Alternative Meanings

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

X is for x, the mysterious side of you!

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

N is for nice, need I say more?

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

Your name in reverse order is "Rednaxela". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Denealrxa". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Alexander born Aug 31, 1933

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central Russia approximately on 1500. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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