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Gender: F Meaning of Alexandra: "defending men" Origin of Alexandra: Greek, feminine form of Alexander Alexandra's Popularity in 2016: #110

Alexandra, the feminine form of Alexander, fell out of the Top 100 for the first time since 1983 in 2015. But make no mistake: Just shy of 3000 newborns were named Alexandra in 2016, 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 Patricia "Alex" Morgan, American soccer player
Alexandra "Aly" Raisman, American gymnast
Alexandra Jane Paul, Canadian ice dancer
Alexandra Nikolayevna Stepanova, Russian ice dancer
Oleksandra (Alexandra) Yevhenivna Nazarova, Ukrainian ice dancer
Alexandra Nicole Richards, daughter of English musician Keith Richards
Alexandra Elizabeth Paul, American actress
Alexandra Fusai, French tennis player
Alexandra Benjamin Krosney, American actress
Alexandra Elizabeth "Alex" Kingston, British actress
Alexandra Hetherington "Alex" Breckenridge, American actress
Alexandra Adornetto, Australian novelist
Alexandra Blaire "Ali" Krieger, American soccer player
Alexandra Leigh "Alex" Winston, American singer
Alexandra Park, Australian actress
Alexandra Linsley "Allie" Long, American soccer player
Alexandra Barreto, American actress
Alexandra Elene "Sandy" Maclean Denny, English singer of Fairport Convention
Alexandra Popp, German football player
Alexandra Virina "Alex" Scott, English football player
Alexandra Lowe "Ali" Riley, New Zealand football player
Alexandra Exton Reeve (b. 1983), daughter of actor Christopher Reeve
Alexandra "Lexie" Kelly Wainwright (born 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, daughter of actor/comedian Ray Romano
Alexandra Osteen, daughter of televangelist Joel Osteen
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

Pop Culture References for the name Alexandra

Alexandra Margarita "Alex" 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 Finch Hancock, Atticus' sister in book/film "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Alexandra "Alex" Eames, character on TV's "Law and Order: Criminal Intent"
Alexandra "Alex" Danvers, character on TV's "Supergirl"
Alexandra "Alex", character in "Oxenfree"