Name: Alessandro

Origin and Meaning of the Name Alessandro

  • Meaning:
    Defending men
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  • Meaning:
    Defending men
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (ah lehs SAHN dro)
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    English and Italian speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Italian form of Alexander.

    Alessandro de' Medici was the first de' Medici to be the Duke of Florence, and was the grandson of Lorenzo the Magnificent. He was assassinated by his cousin Lorenzino de' Medici.

    Other bearers include Italian footballer Alessandro Del Piero, businessman Alessandro Martini - who gave his surname to the Martini beverage, composer Alessandro Scarlatti and physicist Alessandro Volta, after whom the 'volt' was named.

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