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Meaning of Alexandra

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The name Alexandra has the following meaning:

Defender of mankind. A feminine version of the name Alexander.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Alexandra is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 38 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Alexandra fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 8 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 69 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Alexandra in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Alexandra is pronounced as ah-lex-zan-druh


Alexandra originates from the Greek language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Alexandra and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Alexandra: Boys - Adonis, Gregory, Girls - Amara, Cynthia, Diantha, Euphemia, Genie, Kaia, Kandi, Kyra, Lexie, Liddie, Mintie, Nereida, Nerissa, Ova, Phoebe, Teri, Both genders - Calandra



Common nicknames for the name Alexandra are: Alex, Sandy, Allie


We think the name Alexandra should fall under the following style category: Ladylike.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Alexandra to be: Attractive and wealthy woman

In one word, you might describe Alexandra as a(n) "attractive" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Alexandra (or its variants) are:

Alexandra Feodorovna, born on 13 July, a famous royalty. Alexandra Feodorovna's background: Empress consort of Russia. She was the wife of Tsar Nicholas I, and mother of Tsar Alexander II.

Alexandra Papageorgiou, born on 17 December, a famous athlete. Alexandra Papageorgiou's background: A Greek hammer thrower.

Alexandra 'Sasha' Zaretski, born on 23 December, a famous athlete. Alexandra 'Sasha' Zaretski's background: An Israeli ice dancer.
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