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Alexandra 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.
For more information, see also related names Alesta, Andrea, Cendrine, Elixyvett, Lysandra, Roxanne and Saskia. Baby names that sound like Alexandra are Alexanna and Alexanne.
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Popularity of Alexandra
Alexandra is a very popular first name for women (#396 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#23262 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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