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Gender: F Meaning of Alexandra: "defending men" Origin of Alexandra: Greek, feminine form of Alexander Alexandra's Popularity in 2015: #101

Alexandra, the feminine form of Alexander, fell out of the top 100 for the first time since 1983 last year. But make no mistake: Just shy of 3000 newborns were named Alexandra in 2015, so it's still very popular. Strong, tasteful, and elegant, Alexandra maintains a chic aura despite its popularity, has a solid historic pedigree, and offers an array of softer nicknames, from the boyish Alex to the bouncy Lexi to the more dramatic Alexa and Xandra.

Alexandra was made fashionable in the English-speaking world by the Danish princess who married England's King Edward VII in 1863, and there have been other royal bearers in both Britain and Russia. Alexandra is the present queen's first middle name. Widely used in Russia, Alexandras can be found in the works of Dostoevsky and Chekhov.

Alessandra and Alejandra are attractive, more exotic variations.

Famous People Named Alexandra

Alexandra Nicole Chando, American actress
Alexandra Imelda Cecelia Ewen Burke, English singer-songwriter
Alexandra Anna Daddario, American actress and model
Alexandra du Bois, American composer and violinist
Alexandra "Alex" Morgan, American soccer player
Alexandra "Aly" Raisman, American gymnast
Alexandra Nicole Richards, daughter of English musician Keith Richards
Alexandra Elizabeth Paul, American actress
Alexandra Fusai, French tennis player
Alexandra "Ally" Romano, daughter of American actor and comedian Ray Romano
Alexandra Elizabeth "Alex" Kingston, British actress
Alexandra Hetherington "Alex" Breckenridge, American actress
Alexandra Adornetto, Australian novelist
Alexandra "Ali" Krieger, American soccer player
Alexandra Leigh "Alex" Winston, American singer
Alexandra Park, Australian actress

Pop Culture References for the name Alexandra

Alexandra "Alex" Margarita Russo, character on TV's 'Wizards of Waverly Place"
Alexandra "Alex" Rousseau, character on TV's "Lost".
Alexandra "Alex" Cabot, character on TV's "Law & Order: SVU"
Alexandra "Alex" Blake, character on TV's "Criminal Minds"
Alexandra Caroline "Lexie" Grey, character on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
Alexandra, daughter of Cinderella & the Prince on TV's "Once Upon A Time"
Alexandra Marie "Sasha" Andrews, character in "Zoya" by Danielle Steel
Alexandra "Alex" Cahill, character on TV's "Walker, Texas Ranger"
Alexandra Anastasia "Alex" Dunphy, character on TV's "Modern Family"
Alexandra Cabot, character in the Josie & the Pussycats series
Alexandra Hancock (nee Finch), Atticus' sister in To Kill a Mockingbird
Alexandra "Alex" Eames, character on TV's "Law and Order: Criminal Intent"
Alexandra "Alex" Danvers, character on TV's "Supergirl"