Iskander is an Arabic and Turkish male name, the Arabic form of Alexander which comes from Ancient Greek Alexandros meaning “defending men” or “defender of men”. Iskander is also a surname which originates from the given name. In Greek mythology, it was another name for the Trojan prince Paris, famous for abducting Helen, wife of Menelaus, which started the ten year Trojan war. It’s also the name of Alexander the Great, king of Macedon, who created one of the largest empires in the ancient world.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Iskandar (Arabic, Indonesian, Malay)
  • Eskandar (Persian)
  • Skandar (Arabic, Turkish)
  • Skander (Arabic, Turkish)
  • Iskinder (Amharic)


Iskander- إسكندر (Arabic)


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