If You Like Alexandra, You Might Love...

Alexandra is one of the original elaborate feminizations, classy and classic. It's a gorgeous name, but there are an awful lot of little girls named Alexandra, Alexa, Alexis, Alex and so on around these days. If you want something more unusual, consider one of these Alexandra equivalents.
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  • Alexandra

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    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... Read More 

  • Alexia

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    This diminutive, similar to Alex or Alexis, has been yo-yoing in popularity the past few years. It hit a peak of 132 in 2002, before gradually declining to 275 by 2011 -- only to rebound to 175 in... Read More 

  • Allegra

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    In music, the term allegro means "quickly, lively tempo," which makes this still-unusual and quintessential ballet dancer's name all the more appealing.

    One of the most creative... Read More 

  • Anastasia

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    Anastasia is no longer a forbidding regal Russian name, but is now seen as a viable -- and increasingly popular -- American option, elegantly beautiful.

    Anastasia's greatest claim to... Read More 

  • Angelica

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    Angelica is by far the choicest form of the angelic names -- more delicate than Angelina, more feminine than Angel, more modern than Angela. But though Angelica is so lacy and poetic, it lags... Read More 

  • Arabella

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    Arabella, lovely and elegant, has long been well used in Britain and finally made it onto the American list in 2005; it is now in the Top 200, as more and more parents see it as a distinctive... Read More 

  • Christiana

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    Not cutting edge, but still graceful and feminine. Read More 

  • Clementina

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    The Spanish version, with its -eena ending, takes the name out of the Oh My Darlin' realm, which for many American parents may be just the thing.Read More 

  • Dominica

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    Fashionably Continental and much fresher than Dominique, though it's been used since the Middle Ages. Dominica can be spelled any number of ways, from Dominika to Domenica, but we prefer this... Read More 

  • Estella

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    Estella is a pretty Latin name that's sounding more and more stylish, remembered as the ward of Miss Haversham in Dickens' "Great Expectations." Though Estella ranked as high as Number 110 in the... Read More 

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