The Italian version of Alexander, which means “defender of men.” So if your little Alessandro is a good arguer, just tell yourself maybe it’s because he’s got a future in the legal profession.
Ale, Alessio, Sandro, Sandy.
Famous people named Alessandro:
Renaissance painter Alessandro "Sandro" Botticelli; actor Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito.
Some other international variations of this name include Aleksandr, Iskandar, Alasdair, and Alexandros.