What does Alexandra mean?
Alexandra [alexan-dra] as a girls' 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 112 variants: Alandra, Alastrina, Alastriona, Alejanda, Alejandra▼, Alejandrina, Aleka, Alekanederina, Aleki, Aleksandra, Alesandare, Alesandere, Alessanda, Alessandra▲, Alessandre, Alessandrina, Alessandrine, Alessia, Alex, Alexa▲, Alexanda, Alexander, 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, Alle, Allejandra, Allejandrina, Allessa, Allessandra, 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.Creative forms:
(female) Alexana, Alexantra, ..
(male) Alexanar, Alexandric, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Alexandra?
Alexandra is a very prominent first name for women (#396 out of 4276, Top 9%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#33425 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Alexandra was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its top position of #26 in the U.S. in the year 1996, and is currently at #101. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Alexa (#32 the previous year), Alexis (#86), Elena (#106), Andrea (#117), Alexandria (#213), Allie (#255), Alessandra (#276), Lexi (#308), Alexia (#318), Alondra (#346), Alejandra (#451), Sasha (#542), Lexie (#713), Sandra (#831), Ally (#869), Alessia (#1176), Ali (#1278), Alex (#1290), Roxanne (#1324), Aleksandra (#1828), Sandy (#1918), Zandra, Sandie, Sandi, Lexy, Sandee, Sondra, Alla, Alexi, Alexandrea, Alexander, Alexie, Alexina, Alli, Alix, Alexsandra and Ellena are the popular varying forms of Alexandra (#101 the previous year). These relations of Alexandra reached the height of their popularity 2 decades ago (usage of 3.7%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 1.9%, ▼49%), with versions such as Alexandrea going out of style. The trendier baby names in this compilation are Alexa, Elena, Alessandra, Lexi and Allie.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Adeana, Adelajda, Aesara, Alacinda (see Alcinda), Alaida, Alana▲, Alanza, Alcinda, Aldana, Aldara, Aleana, Aleanor, Alectra, Aleda, Aleena▲, Alegra, Aleida, Alenor, Alexanna, Alexanne, Aleyna, Aliana▲, Alianna▲, Alicinda (see Alcinda), Allcinda (see Alcinda), Altaira, Alyssandra, Amanda▼, Amelinda, Ananda, Andra, Armanda, Belindra (see Belinda), Calandra, Casandra▼, Cassandra▼, Chandra▼, Deadra, Deandra, Deeandra, Deianira, Deiondra, Dejanira, Delandra, Deondra, Devondra, Deyanira, Eleanora, Elianora, Elleanora, Jeondra, Jessandra, Kalandra, Kandra, Kasandra▼, Keandra, Keaundra, Kendra, Kenndra, Kiandra, Krisandra, Landra, Lasandra, Leandra, Leanora, Leiandra, Lexandra, Lizandra, Lyssandra, Pandra, Roshandra, Roxandra, Shandra, Tiandra and Wysandra. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alexandra.See names in meaning and etymology.