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A Non-Quranic Name for Boys

How to pronounce Iskandar

ISlam + CUp + New + DUst + pRay

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Original Spellingإسكندر
How to write Iskandar in the original language, such as Arabic or Persian

This is NOT a Quranic name, but Muslims can use it since it has a good or neutral meaning.

Meaning of Iskandar

Iskandar is an Arabic name for boys. It is the Arabic version of the English name Alexander, which means “defender of the people”.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Saturday 5th of January 2019 04:29:29 AM

    The Greek name actually comes from Arabic – the Greeks adopted the names from Arabs, like they did with some Aramaic/Hebrew words–eventually adding the Grecian/English form to it due to mispronunciation. The actual name is from Al-Iskandar with the Arabic definitive at first, indicating the. While the name was taken from the Arabs, the attached meaning may not have been (meaning it may have been an adopted name with an externally enforced meaning to it)

  2. on Thursday 24th of October 2019 04:24:12 AM

    Iskander is the arabic version of the name Alexander, arabs named as Iskander Alexander, how did the Greeks took the name Iskander from the arabs, this does not make any sense.

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