Meaning and name origin
Alexandra \a-lexa-ndra, alex(an)-dra\ as a girl's name is pronounced al-eks-AHN-dra. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Alexandra is "man's defender". Latinate feminine form of Alexander. Seldom used in the English-speaking world before the 20th century. Became very popular in Britain after the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) married the Danish Princess Alexandra in 1863. Used in the English royal family and its many branches. See also Alondra, Drina, and Olexa. Ballet dancer Alexandra Danilova; fashion designer Zandra Rhodes.
Alexandra▲ has 111 variant forms: Alandra, Alastrina, Alastriona, Alejanda, Alejandra▼, Alejandrina, Aleka, Alekanederina, Aleki, Aleksandra, Alesandare, Alesandere, Alessanda, Alessandra▲, Alessandre, Alessandrina, Alessandrine, Alessia, Alex▼, Alexa▲, Alexanda, Alexanderia, Alexanderine, Alexandre, Alexandrea▼, Alexandreana, Alexandrena, Alexandrene, Alexandretta, Alexandria▲, Alexandrina, Alexandrine, Alexea, Alexena, Alexene, Alexi, Alexia▲, Alexie, Alexina, Alexine, Alexis▲, Alexsandra, Ali▼, Alie, Aliki, Alissandre, Alissandrine, Alista, Alix, Alixandra, Alixandria, Alla, Allejandra, Allejandrina, Allessa, Allessandra, Alle, Allexa, Allexandra, Allexandrina, Allexina, Allexine, Alli, Allie▲, Allix, Ally▼, Alyxandra, Anda, Cesya, Dzana, Elena▲, Ellena, Lesy, Lesya, Lexa, Lexi▲, Lexie▲, Lexine, Lexy, Lisandra, Lisandrina, Lisandrine, Lissandra, Lissandre, Lissandrine, Sanda, Sande, Sandee, Sandi▼, Sandie, Sandra▼, Sandrina, Sandrine, Sandy▼, Sandye, Sanndra, Sannie, Sasha▼, Sashenka, Shura, Shurochka, Sinisa, Sohndra, Sondra▼, Xandra, Zahndra, Zanda, Zandra, Zanndra, Zohndra and Zondra.
Alexandra is a very popular first name for females (#396 out of 4276, Top 9%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#23262 out of 88799, Top 26%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Alexandra for girls. Alexandra reached its highest rank of #26 in the U.S. in 1996 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Alexandra and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alexa (#63), Alexis (#64), Alexandra (#92), Elena (#121), Andrea (#125), Alexandria (#211), Lexi (#242), Allie (#257), Alexia (#270), Alessandra (#299), Alondra (#355), Alejandra (#446), Lexie (#563), Sasha (#569), Ally (#736), Sandra (#800), Sandi, Sondra, Sandy, Alejandrina, Ali, Alex, Alexandrea, Alexander and Roxanne. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Alexanna. This name tends to be less commonly used than Alexandra.