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What does Alexandra mean?

Alexandra Pronunciation of Alexandra 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, defender, 20th century (modern), britain (england), royal (queen)


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, 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, Zondra

SEE ALSO Alesta, Andrea, Cendrine, Elixyvett, Lysandra, Roxanne, Saskia



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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 #125. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexandra name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Elena (#66 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Alexa (#90), Andrea (#134), Alexis (#179), Alexandria (#282), Alessandra (#324), Lexi (#342), Allie (#350), Alondra (#456), Alejandra (#512), Alexia (#517), Sasha (#571), Alessia (#580), Lexie (#776), Sandra (#975), Roxanne (#1272), Ally (#1274), Alex (#1332), Lexa (#1805), Ali (#1841), Lexy, Sandee, Sandi, Sandy, Sondra, Sandie, Alli, Ellena, Aleksandra, Alla, Alix, Alexsandra, Alexina, Alexie, Alexi, Alexandrea, Alexander and Zandra are the popular varying forms of Alexandra (#125). These relations of Alexandra reached the height of their popularity 2 decades ago (USAGE OF 3%) and are now significantly less common (USAGE 1.3%, 58%), with versions such as Alli going out of style. Elena, Alessia, Alessandra and Lexi are four of the more chic birth names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexandra, Alejandra, Aleksandra, Alessandra, Alessia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alex, Alexa, Alexander, Alexandrea, Alexandria in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexi, Alexia, Alexie, Alexina, Alexis in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexsandra, Ali, Alix, Alla, Alli in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allie, Ally, Alondra, Andrea, Elena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellena, Lexa, Lexi, Lexie, Lexy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roxanne, Sandee, Sandi, Sandie, Sandra in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sandy, Sasha, Sondra, Zandra in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding 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.

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