Gender: Female Meaning of Alexandria: "defending men" Origin of Alexandria: Variation of Alexandra, Greek Alexandria's Popularity in 2019: #299

Alexandria Origin and Meaning

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

Alexandria turns Alexandra into a more distinctive place-name, in both Egypt and Virginia.

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Rank in US: #299

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Alexandria39 Says:


My name is Alexandria Chrystal-Lynn and rocked it learning to write it

Alexandria39 Says:


The name Alexandria is greek given by Alexander the great when he named the city in egypt after himself in a female version... ALEXANDRIA
GREEK by origin from him... Alexandra is second to Alexandria . Protector of Men .. originally of mankind.

Doesn't really matter , look it up anywhere.
I came from a Greek defender and legend.

Maybe little anal to come up with a female name of his.
A beautiful be after a beautiful city .
My me is unique after a Greek legend and a city I wish to visit.

But will have to correct the name Alaxandra would seem to be first but do homework it's not.
And Alexandria is low a the birth name list but we are unique and btw
I'm called alex very masculine .. but don't think I look like it lol

*Momma_B* Says:


This is my second's daughter's name. It's beautiful and strong. We call her Lexi or Lex for short, not Alex which sounds more masculine.

Ali Barron Says:


My name is Alexandria nn Ali. My mom was adamant that I was NOT Alexandra

Rosie2525 Says:


I love this name! I wouldn't pick a name just for the nicknames, but look at the possibilities :)
Aria, Ally, Alex, Lexie--even Zandie, if you want, just to name a few! I'm most definitely using Alexandria for first or middle name if I ever have a daughter. I think it's strong and feminine. And a great name she can grow into.

Rosie2525 Says:


Well, there are about a dozen nicknames you can use in the name Alexandria! :D
And I like long names. I understand too many people don't understand long names when they read them, but it's really not that difficult. It's in my top 3 :)

Bella Mia Says:


Its my name! Bella Mia is what my grandmother calls me :D yay i found it!!

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


This name in my eyes looks so much more appealing than Alexandra, sure she might from time get called Alexandra, but this name is still popular so that doesn't really bother me.

graceghost Says:


The inner book and history nerd within me would probably make this a middle name because of The Library of Alexandria.

EW314 Says:


I totally agree. Alexandra is lovely, and I also like Alexa, Alexia and even Alessia, but this 5-syllable version feels overblown.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I like this name a lot more than Alexandra. I'm worried that 5 syllables is too much though. I never realised it was so popular! It's a very exotic name :)

Buggins Says:


I think it sounds too fussy.

Inside79 Says:


Love this name, wanted to name son Alexander but didn't. I did however for my daughters middle name.

mabespark Says:


IDK why, but I just think that Alexandria sounds so much fresher than Alexandra.