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Gender: F Meaning of Alexandra: "defending men" Origin of Alexandra: Greek, feminine form of Alexander Alexandra's Popularity in 2013: #82

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Alexandra, the feminine form of Alexander, has been in the Top 100 for over twenty years and shows no signs of fading. 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. 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 of Denmark (born Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia), Queen consort of King Edward VII of England
Alexandra Feodorovna (born Alix of Hesse and by Rhine), last Empress of Russia
Alexandra Nicole Chando, American actress
Alexandra Imelda Cecelia Ewen Burke, English singer-songwriter
Alexandra Daddario, American actress
Alexandra du Bois, American composer
Alexandra Kraft, American pianist and composer
Alexandra "Alex" Morgan, American soccer player
Alexandra "Aly" Raisman, American gymnast
Alexandra Richards, daughter of Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones
Alexandra "Binky" Felstead, English reality TV personality ("Made In Chelsea")
Alexandra Paul, American actress
Alexandra Alexandrovna Panova, Russian tennis player
Alexandra Fusai, French tennis player
Alexandra Dulgheru, Romanian tennis player
Alexandra Cadanțu, Romanian tennis player
Alexandra "Ally" Romano, daughter of actor/comedian Ray Romano
Alexandra Elizabeth "Alex" Kingston, British actress
Alexandra Hetherington "Alex" Breckenridge, American actress
Mavi Alexandra Jean Amell, daughter of Canadian actor Stephen Amell
Alexandra Sabina Hart, daughter of Canadian wrestler Bret Hart
Alexandra Grace, Australian novelist
Alexandra Josephine Teresa Charlotte Marie Wilhelmine, Princess of Luxembourg

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 "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

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