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- proper n. A male given name, most famously held by Alexander the Great.
- proper n. A patronymic surname.
From Latin Alexander, from Ancient Greek Ἀλέξανδρος (Aléxandros), from ἀλέξω (aléxō, "I defend") + ἀνδρός (andrós), genitive of ἀνήρ (anēr, "man"). (Wiktionary)