Greek, feminine form of Alexander
"defending men"

Alexandra Origin and Meaning

The name Alexandra is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "defending men".

Alexandra fell out of the Top 100 for the first time since 1983 in 2015 but is still a popular choice. Strong, tasteful, and elegant, Alexandra remains a chic modern classic with a solid historic pedigree.

Alexandra is the feminine form of Alexander, which ultimately derived from the Greek components alexein, meaning "to defend," and anēr, "man." In Greek mythology, Alexandra was an epithet of the goddess Hera.

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.

International variations include Alessandra and Alejandra. Alexandra offers an array of softer nicknames, from the gender-neutral Alex to the bouncy Lexi to the more dramatic Xandra.

# 189 in the US

Alexandra Rank in US Top 1000

# 172 on Nameberry

Alexandra Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Alexandra Popularity

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Famous People Named Alexandra

  • Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia of DenmarkQueen consort of Edward VII of the UK
  • AlexandraPrincess of Greece and Denmark, Queen consort of Peter II of Yugoslavia
  • Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga ChristabelThe Hon. Lady Ogilvy, granddaughter of King George V; cousin of Elizabeth II
  • Alexandra Christina ManleyCountess of Fredericksborg; ex,wife of Prince Joachim of Denmark
  • Alexandra Victoria Alberta Edwina Louise Duff; Duchess of Fife; Princess Arthur of Connaughtgranddaughter of Edward VII
  • Alexandra Louise Olga Victoria of SaxeCoburg and Gotha, Princess consort of Hohenlohe,Langenburg; granddaughter of Queen Victoria
  • Alexandra Friederike HenriettePrincess of Saxe,Altenburg, Grand Duchess Konstantin Iosifovna of Russia
  • Alexandra Rosemarie Ingrid BenediktePrincess of Sayn,Wittgenstein,Berleburg, Countess von Pfeil und Klein,Ellguth
  • Alexandra Victoria Augusta Leopoldine Charlotte Amalie WilhelminaPrincess of Schleswig,Holstein,Sonderburg,Glücksburg
  • Alexandra Nicole ChandoAmerican actress
  • Alexandra Imelda Cecelia Ewen BurkeEnglish singer,songwriter
  • Alexandra Anna DaddarioAmerican actress and model
  • Alexandra du BoisAmerican composer and violinist
  • Alexandra Vyacheslavovna TrusovaRussian figure skater
  • Alexandra Patricia "Alex" MorganAmerican soccer player
  • Alexandra "Aly" RaismanAmerican gymnast
  • Alexandra Jane PaulCanadian ice dancer
  • Alexandra Nikolayevna StepanovaRussian ice dancer
  • Oleksandra (Alexandra) Yevhenivna NazarovaUkrainian ice dancer
  • Alexandra Elizabeth PaulAmerican actress
  • Alexandra FusaiFrench tennis player
  • Alexandra Benjamin KrosneyAmerican actress
  • Alexandra Elizabeth "Alex" KingstonBritish actress
  • Alexandra Hetherington "Alex" BreckenridgeAmerican actress
  • Alexandra AdornettoAustralian novelist
  • Alexandra Blaire "Ali" KriegerAmerican soccer player
  • Alexandra Leigh "Alex" WinstonAmerican singer
  • Alexandra ParkAustralian actress
  • Alexandra Linsley "Allie" LongAmerican soccer player
  • Alexandra BarretoAmerican actress
  • Alexandra Elene "Sandy" Maclean DennyEnglish singer of Fairport Convention
  • Alexandra PoppGerman football player
  • Alexandra Virina "Alex" ScottEnglish football player
  • Alexandra Lowe "Ali" RileyNew Zealand football player
  • Alexandra AgiurgiuculeseItalian Rhythmic Gymnast
  • Alexandra KisHungarian rhythmic gymnast
  • Alexandra ShippAmerican actress
  • Alexandra Bertranddaughter of singer Ray Charles
  • Alexandra "Xan" CassavetesAmerican actress; daughter of John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands
  • Alexandra Exton Reeve (b. 1983)daughter of actor Christopher Reeve
  • Alexandra Nicole Richards (b. 1986)daughter of guitarist Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones
  • Alexandra "Ali" Gibb (b. 1991)daughter of singer Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees
  • Alexandra Joséphine Teresa Charlotte Marie Wilhelmine (b. 1991)Princess of Luxembourg; daughter of Grand Duke Henri
  • Alexandra Noel "Alex" McCarthy (b. 1992)daughter of NFL coach Mike McCarthy
  • Alexandra "Lexie" Kelly Wainwright (b. 1993)daughter of singer Loudon Wainwright III and actress Ritamarie Kelly
  • Alexandra Baldwin (b. 1994)daughter of actor Daniel Baldwin
  • Alexandra Louise Astin (b. 1996)daughter of actor Sean Astin and beauty queen Christine Harrell
  • Alexandra "Ally" Romano (b. 1997)daughter of actor/comedian Ray Romano
  • Alexandra Leopoldine Moncada (b. 1998)daughter of Princess Marie,Esméralda of Belgium
  • Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Maryam VirginiaPrincess of Hanover (b. 1999), daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco and Prince Ernst August of Hanover
  • Alexandra Osteen (b. 1999)daughter of televangelist Joel Osteen
  • Alexandra Belyavskaya (b. 2003)daughter of actor Aleksandr Belyavsky
  • Alexandra Charmaine Maureen Schella (b. 2006)daughter of TV journalist Catherine Clark and Chad Schella; granddaughter of former Canadian PM Joe Clark
  • Alexandra Red Holland (b. 2013)daughter of Sydney Holland, herself the ex,girlfriend of mogul Sumner Redstone
  • Alexandra Kalliope Falcone (b. 2014)daughter of TV personality Debbie Matenopoulos and Jon Falcone
  • Alexandra KiroiBogatyreva, Australian rhythmic gymnast
  • Alexandra Rachael Rabe (b. 2012)American child actress

Alexandra in Pop Culture

  • Alexandra “Alex” Parrishcharacter on TV’s “Quantico”
  • Alexandra Margarita "Alex" Russocharacter on TV's 'Wizards of Waverly Place"
  • Alexandra "Alex" Rousseaucharacter on TV's "Lost".
  • Alexandra "Alex" Cabotcharacter on TV's "Law & Order: SVU"
  • Alexandra "Alex" Blakecharacter on TV's "Criminal Minds"
  • Alexandra Caroline "Lexie" Greycharacter on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
  • Alexandradaughter of Cinderella & the Prince on TV's "Once Upon A Time"
  • Alexandra Marie "Sasha" Andrewscharacter in "Zoya" by Danielle Steel
  • Alexandra "Alex" Cahillcharacter on TV's "Walker, Texas Ranger"
  • Alexandra Anastasia "Alex" Dunphycharacter on TV's "Modern Family"
  • Alexandra Cabotcharacter in the Josie & the Pussycats series
  • Alexandra Finch HancockAtticus' sister in book/film "To Kill a Mockingbird"
  • Alexandra "Alex" Eamescharacter on TV's "Law and Order: Criminal Intent"
  • Alexandra "Alex" Danverscharacter on TV's "Supergirl"
  • Alexandra "Alex"character in "Oxenfree"
  • Alexandra "Alex" Borgiacharacter on TV's "Law&Order"
  • Alexandra “Alex” Cranecharacter on TV’s “Star”