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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alejandro

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  • According to a user from New Zealand, the name Alejandro is of Spanish origin and means "Defender of man".
  • A submission from California, United States says the name Alejandro means "Defender Of Mankind" and is of Mexican origin.
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Wiktionary

From Spanish Alejandro.

  1. A male given name

Alejandro was also found in the following language(s): Spanish

Notable Persons Named Alejandro

Alejandro González Iñárritu is a film director, screenwriter, film producer, and composer. He has been prominent since 1984. Alejandro was born on August 15th, 1963 in Mexico City, Mexico. Alejandro is also known as Alejandro G. Iñárritu.

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Alejandro Jodorowsky is a film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, author, comic book artist, and musician. He has been prominent since 1948. Alejandro was given the name Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky on February 17th, 1929 in Tocopilla. Alejandro is also known as Alexandro and "Jodo".

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Alejandro Martinuccio is a soccer player for the Club Atlético River Plate, Club Atlético Nueva Chicago, Peñarol, Fluminense FC, Villarreal CF, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, and Coritiba Foot Ball Club. Alejandro was born on December 16th, 1987 in Buenos Aires.

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Al Jourgensen is an industrial metal, industrial rock, and synthpop musician. He plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Keyboard instrument, Synthesizer, Harmonica, Mandolin, Saxophone, Drum kit, Violin, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1978 to 1978. Al was given the name Alejandro Ramírez Casas on October 9th, 1958 in Havana. Al is also known as The Alien, Alien Jourgensen, Hypo Luxa, Dog, Alien Dog Star, Buck Satan, Uncle Al, and Enchanted Al.

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Arca is an electronic music, experimental music, hip hop music, and industrial hip hop record producer, mixing engineer, and disc jockey. Their ongoing career started in 2012. Arca was given the name Alejandro Ghersi in 1990 in Caracas. Arca is also known as Nuuro.

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Shakey Graves is an americana (music) musician. He was most prominent from 2011 to present. Shakey was given the name Alejandro Rose-Garcia on June 4th, 1987.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Alejandro

Kevin Alejandro is an actor. He was most active from 2002 to 2002. Kevin was given the name Kevin Michael Alejandro on April 7th, 1976 in San Antonio.

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Hajji Alejandro is a pop music musician and actor. He plays Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1976. Hajji was born on December 26th, 1954.

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Rachel Alejandro is a musician, actor, composer, and entrepreneurship. She has had major accomplishments since 1986. Rachel was given the name Rachel Jingco Alejandro on February 18th, 1974 in Manila, Philippines.

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Leandro was born on July 10th, 1960 in Navotas. Leandro is also known as Lean Alejandro and Lean. He breathed his last breath on September 19th, 1987.

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Eric was born on April 15th, 1986 in Burlington, New Jersey, U.S.

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Nino Alejandro is a rock music and pinoy rock musician. He plays Guitar, Drum kit, Piano, Bass guitar, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1995 to present. Nino was given the name Christopher Caesar Alejandro on July 22nd, 1976 in Manila.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1885 5 0 5
1887 5 0 5
1890 5 0 5
1898 5 0 5
1900 6 0 6
1901 5 0 5
1902 6 0 6
1903 8 0 8
1904 8 0 8
1905 7 0 7
1907 7 0 7
1908 8 0 8
1909 11 0 11
1910 7 0 7
1912 9 0 9
1913 14 0 14
1914 23 0 23
1915 24 0 24
1916 31 0 31
1917 42 0 42
1918 37 0 37
1919 41 0 41
1920 67 0 67
1921 70 0 70
1922 63 0 63
1923 70 0 70
1924 58 0 58
1925 87 0 87
1926 67 0 67
1927 88 0 88
1928 79 0 79
1929 83 0 83
1930 102 0 102
1931 89 0 89
1932 88 5 83
1933 81 0 81
1934 77 0 77
1935 81 0 81
1936 62 0 62
1937 75 0 75
1938 61 0 61
1939 64 0 64
1940 86 0 86
1941 72 0 72
1942 60 0 60
1943 69 0 69
1944 95 0 95
1945 86 0 86
1946 105 0 105
1947 118 0 118
1948 133 0 133
1949 118 0 118
1950 117 0 117
1951 149 0 149
1952 175 0 175
1953 152 0 152
1954 160 0 160
1955 156 0 156
1956 178 0 178
1957 213 0 213
1958 207 0 207
1959 208 0 208
1960 204 0 204
1961 247 0 247
1962 245 0 245
1963 262 0 262
1964 298 0 298
1965 282 0 282
1966 313 0 313
1967 310 0 310
1968 426 5 421
1969 521 5 516
1970 588 0 588
1971 689 8 681
1972 703 0 703
1973 774 11 763
1974 878 9 869
1975 1,032 6 1,026
1976 1,087 13 1,074
1977 1,093 9 1,084
1978 1,118 11 1,107
1979 1,254 14 1,240
1980 1,330 24 1,306
1981 1,498 11 1,487
1982 1,521 24 1,497
1983 1,359 25 1,334
1984 1,335 19 1,316
1985 1,480 21 1,459
1986 1,654 24 1,630
1987 1,600 17 1,583
1988 1,632 26 1,606
1989 2,116 32 2,084
1990 2,676 38 2,638
1991 2,811 25 2,786
1992 3,237 62 3,175
1993 3,580 48 3,532
1994 3,504 37 3,467
1995 3,561 34 3,527
1996 3,707 31 3,676
1997 4,027 30 3,997 #99 boy name
1998 4,070 27 4,043 #95 boy name
1999 4,337 18 4,319 #88 boy name
2000 4,539 30 4,509 #89 boy name
2001 4,574 20 4,554 #88 boy name
2002 4,374 19 4,355 #92 boy name
2003 4,337 20 4,317 #100 boy name
2004 4,464 14 4,450 #99 boy name
2005 4,489 11 4,478 #97 boy name
2006 4,561 12 4,549 #96 boy name
2007 4,291 13 4,278
2008 4,173 8 4,165
2009 3,445 6 3,439
2010 3,718 8 3,710
2011 3,092 5 3,087
2012 2,732 5 2,727
2013 2,465 0 2,465
2014 2,606 6 2,600
2015 2,311 0 2,311
2016 2,203 0 2,203
2017 2,027 0 2,027

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Popularity of Alejandro as a first name

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Popularity of Alejandro as a last name

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Common last names for Alejandro

  • Rodriguez
  • Garcia
  • Gonzalez
  • Martinez
  • Lopez
  • Hernandez
  • Perez
  • Sanchez
  • Rivera
  • Morales
  • Ortiz
  • Ramirez
  • Torres
  • Ramos
  • Reyes
  • Flores
  • Diaz
  • Santiago

Common first names for Alejandro

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alejandro U.S.
  White 4.83% 64.26%
  African American 0.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 9.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.12% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.80% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 84.16% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alejandro

People with the last name Alejandro are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Alejandro

  • What name lists does Alejandro rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Alejandro? Alejandro is the 536th most popular name of all time. As a last name Alejandro was the 4,563rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alejandro have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 132,243 babies born with the first name Alejandro in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alejandro to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alejandro? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Alejandro first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alejandro is Sunday, February 18th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Alejandro born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alejandro was in 2001 with a total of 4,554 babies. That's a lot of babies named Alejandro!
  • Random Alejandro Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alejandro ranks 45th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, 872 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Alejandro: Your name in reverse order is Ordnajela. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Olnreajda. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alejandro? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,770 people with the last name Alejandro.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alejandro? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Alejandro as their last name.

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