The name Alexandra is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "defending men". Alexandra is ranked #125 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vintage Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia - with middles!".
From the experts:
Alexandra, the feminine form of Alexander, 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 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.
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