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What does Alexandretta mean?

Alexandretta Pronunciation of Alexandretta [alexan-dret-ta] as a girls' name has its root in Greek, and the meaning of Alexandretta is "man's defender". Alexandretta is a variant form of Alexandra (Greek): Latinate feminine transcription of Alexander.

Associated with: greek, defender.


Alexandretta has 17 variants: Aleksandra, Alexanda, Alexander, Alexanderia, Alexanderine, Alexandre, Alexandrea, Alexandreana, Alexandrena, Alexandrene, Alexandria, Alexandrina, Alexandrine, Alexsandra, Alixandra, Alixandria and Alyxandra.

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Middle name pairings:
Alexandretta Rebecca (A.R.), ..

How popular is Alexandretta?

Alexandretta is an uncommon first name for females. Alexandretta is a rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Alexandra (#101 via latest list), Alexandria (#213), Aleksandra (#1828), Alexsandra, Alexandrea and Alexander are the prominent variation forms of Alexandretta (outside Top 2000). Other variants, like Alixandra, are seldom used. These forms of Alexandretta reached the height of their popularity in the year 1993 (median #921) and are now significantly less common (#1357, 71% less usage), with forms such as Alexandra becoming somewhat dated. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aleksandra, Alexander, Alexandra, Alexandrea, Alexandria, Alexsandra in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Acquanetta, Alandra, Alejanda, Alejandra, Alejandrina, Alekanederina, Alesandare (see Alexandra), Alesandere, Alessanda, Alessandra, Alessandre, Alessandrina, Alessandrine, Alexanna, Alexanne, Alexena, Alexene, Alexina, Alexine, Alissandre, Alixyvetta (see Elixyvett), Allegretta, Allejandra, Allejandrina, Allessandra, Allexandra, Allexandrina, Alyssandra, Andranetta (see Andrea), Andrette, Andrietta, Antwanetta, Claretta, Claudetta (see Claudia), Deandrea, Jeanetta, Jeannetta, Klaretta, Lexandra, Sandretta and Sandrette. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alexandretta.

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