August 5, 2014 § 1 Comment
The Italian form of “Alexander“, from Greek, meaning “defender of men”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Al, Ale, Alejandro, Alexander, Alisander, Sandy, Sandro, Sascha, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Alessandro Polonia, whose son marries a Princess and hosts the party at which Becky unluckily meets Lord Steyne once again, in Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray (published in 1847-48, but set in the 1810s-20s).
– Marchese Alessandro Strachino, one of Becky’s high society friends in Vanity Fair.