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The name Alexander is of Greek origin, and means defender of men.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Alexander has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Alexander
Use of the Name Alexander for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
450,178 397,354 352,330 176,140 86,834 35,263 17,634
The table below indicates the number of times the name Alexander has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Alexander
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188073211  
188171209  
188279225  
188380187  
188476236  
188578205  
188683206  
188787181  
188882238  
188993185  
189085202  
189195172  
189295202  
189383218  
189495199  
189597199  
189687232  
1897103172  
1898106180  
189997178  
190093261  
1901102162  
190292217  
1903100195  
1904104202  
1905103210  
1906105204  
190792278  
1908104247  
1909107254  
1910101325  
191194424  
191297802  
191398936  
1914981,169  
19151031,431  
1916991,586  
1917971,660  
19181041,592  
19191131,421  
19201161,477  
19211161,530  
19221251,348  
19231291,300  
19241291,379  
19251371,227  
19261471,142  
19271461,096  
19281521,045  
1929156988  
1930168866  
1931172790  
1932178777  
1933186660  
1934200614  
1935188697  
1936199615  
1937192672  
1938193666  
1939186720  
1940187766  
1941184821  
1942183861  
1943180913  
1944183860  
1945178883  
1946188969  
19471901,068  
19481831,130  
19491801,185  
19501891,167  
19511901,209  
19521861,284  
19531961,250  
19542001,236  
19552081,177  
19562111,239  
19572131,253  
19582221,182  
19592341,166  
19602291,204  
19612231,226  
19622201,224  
19632151,306  
19642121,289  
19651911,325  
19661821,364  
19671781,458  
19681531,775  
19691502,013  
19701372,456  
19711342,345  
19721292,118  
19731162,241  
19741122,351  
19751052,426  
19761082,431  
1977972,688  
1978982,727  
1979943,040  
1980913,257  
1981704,207  
1982654,565  
1983634,785  
1984546,470  
1985508,277  
19864110,579805208
19873711,821801218
19883413,304606330
19893214,504810236
19902816,170872223
19912617,620970193
19922320,042926210
19932120,506  
19942220,083  
19952119,435  
19962217,947  
19972217,093  
19982217,447  
19992117,384  
20002017,244  
20012016,673  
20021517,654  
20031617,629  
20041517,634  
Totals:  450,178 1,618

During the last 125 years, parents have used Alexander as a boy's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a girl's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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