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pinWhat does Alexandra mean?

Alexandra /al-ex-an-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.

Affiliated girl names: Alesta, Andrea, Cendrine, Elixyvett, Lysandra, Roxanne and Saskia.

Kreatif forms: Alexandraay. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Alexandra for girls. 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 #92. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alexandra name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alexandra outside U.S.

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Alexandra and associated names. Alexa (#63 the previous year), Alexis (#64), 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 are the popular varying forms of Alexandra (#92 the previous year). These relations of Alexandra reached the height of their popularity in 1998 (usage of 0.5231%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.4315%, 17.5%), but with versions such as Sandra, Ali, Alex, Roxanne and Alexandrea falling out of style. Alessandra, Elena, Lexi, Alexandria, Alexa, Allie, Alexandra, Alexia, Alexis, Andrea, Lexie, Alondra, Alejandra and Sasha, and there is also a resurgence in birth name popularity for Alexandra and Allie. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alexandra, Alejandra, Alejandrina, Alessandra, Alex in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alexa, Alexander, Alexandrea, Alexandria, Alexia in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alexis, Ali, Allie, Ally, Alondra in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Andrea, Elena, Lexi, Lexie, Roxanne in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sandi, Sandra, Sandy, Sasha, Sondra in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alexandra, Alex, Alexa, Alexandria, Alexis outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Andrea, Lexi, Lexie, Sandra outside U.S.

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A suggested similar baby name is Alexanna. This name tends to be less commonly used than Alexandra.