Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: I Defend Man
Main Origin Language: Greek
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In 2017 the name Alexander...

• was given to 12,467 baby boys
• was the 13th most popular name for baby boys
• was 31% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Arizona, Illinois, and Colorado
• was least popular in Vermont, Mississippi, and Wyoming
• was about as popular as Michael and Ethan
Babies Named Alexander Born Per Year
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Alexander...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1993
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1959
• is 1129% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 18% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Deanthony, Alexandre, Skyler, Acacia, Kalynn, Kaycee
• has the most opposite popularity history to Lee, Vito, Billy, Joy, Eugenia, Rena
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Alexander Per State
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Geographically the name Alexander...

• 3% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Ethan, Anthony, Julian, Emily, Mia, Gianna
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Walker, Corbin, Tatum, Allie, Kyleigh, Laikyn
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Alexander by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Alexander are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Alexander will be the only kid named Alexander in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Alexander compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Alexander rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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