Iskandar

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Iskandar, Eskandar, Iskander, Skandar, or Scandar, Persian: اسکندر، is the Eastern variant of the given name Alexander after Alexander the Great, as preserved by various cultures such as Persia (or Iran) and others of the Middle East and Central Asia through works such as the Quran and Iskandarnamah. The Arabic version (اسكندر, إِسْكَنْدَر) may also add the definite-article prefix al-, giving al-Iskandar. Popularly, people may know him as al-Iskandar. Iskander also has Greek roots, and means "Defender of Mankind."

Notable persons with the name include:

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Iskandar[edit]

Iskander[edit]

Eskandar[edit]

  • Eskandar II (died 1359), ruler of the Paduspanid dynasty

Scandar[edit]

Skandar[edit]

  • Skandar Keynes (born 1991), English political advisor and former actor

Others[edit]

  • Skanderbeg (1405–1468), 15th century war lord and national hero of Albania

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Iskandar[edit]

Iskander[edit]

Scandar[edit]

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