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Updated May 24, 2023

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Protector of mankind
  • Spanish : Defends mankind; a variation of Alexander

What Does Alejandro Mean and Stand For? 

The name Alejandro is of Greek and Spanish origin, meaning protector or defender of mankind. It has a long history as a popular name in the Spanish-speaking world, partially because of its association with Alexander the Great. 


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How Popular Is The Name Alejandro

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish : from the personal name Alejandro, Spanish form of Alexander.

What Does the Name Alejandro Mean? 

Alejandro is a boys' name of Spanish and Greek origin, meaning "defender of mankind" or "warrior." It is the Spanish form of the name Alexander, and was the name of Alexander the Great. These days, the name Alejandro is commonly associated with the 2010 Lady Gaga single of the same name. 

How Popular is the Name Alejandro? 

Alejandro is the #211 most popular boys' name in the U.S., according to Social Security Administration data. It has remained a relatively popular name since the year 2000, but has been slowly declining in popularity. However, it ranks #16 on It is the 7th most popular name in Spain.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Alejandro was at its peak popularity in September 2017. 

Popularity of the Name Alejandro in the United States 

Alejandro was searched for most often in the following states:

  • Florida 
  • California
  • Texas
  • Nevada
  • Arizona 

Famous People Named Alejandro and Alejandro in Pop Culture 

Famous Alejandro's include Twilight actor Alejandro "Alex" Meraz, and 48th President of Peru Alejandro Toledo. 

In pop culture, the name Alejandro is widely associated with Lady Gaga's hit song of the same name. Alejandro "Zorro" Murrieta is a character in the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro.

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