Alexander is a common male first name, and less common surname derived from the Greek "??????????" (Aléxandros). The most famous is Alexander the Great, who created one of the largest empires in ancient history.
therefore, we ourselves speak proudly of you among the churches of God for your perseverance and faith in the midst of all your persecutions and afflictions which you endure.(2 Thessalonians 1:4 NASB)Alexander