Boyd’s Bible Dictionary:

(defender of men). (1) King of Macedon; surnamed “The Great.” Born B. C. 356. Succeeded his father Philip, B. C. 336. Subjugated Asia Minor, Syria, and Palestine. Overthrew the Persian Empire, B. C. 333. Conquered Egypt, B. C. 332. Founded Alexandria, B. C. 332. Consolidated his Persian conquests, with Babylon as capital, B. C. 324. Died, perhaps in Babylon, B. C. 323. Prefigured (Dan. 2:39; 7:6; 8:5-7; 11:339And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. (Daniel 2:39)
6After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it. (Daniel 7:6)
5And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. 6And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power. 7And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand. (Daniel 8:5‑7)
3And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will. (Daniel 11:3)
). (2) Son of Simon (Mark 15:2121And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross. (Mark 15:21)). (3) A kinsman of Annas the high priest (Acts 4:66And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. (Acts 4:6)). (4) A Jewish convert at Ephesus (Acts 19:3333And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his defence unto the people. (Acts 19:33)). (5) An Ephesian Christian reprobated by Paul (1 Tim. 1:2020Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme. (1 Timothy 1:20)), and perhaps the coppersmith (2 Tim. 4:1414Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: (2 Timothy 4:14)).

Concise Bible Dictionary:

Strong’s Dictionary of Greek Words:

from the same as (the first part of) 220 and 435; man-defender; Alexander, the name of three Israelites and one other man
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Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

Helper of men; man-defender:―name of three Israelites and one other man, Mark 15:21. {Auxiliator virorum}