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Gender: Female Meaning of Alexandria: "defending men" Origin of Alexandria: Variation of Alexandra, Greek Alexandria's Popularity in 2017: #257

The name Alexandria is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "defending men". Alexandria is ranked #257 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like X Factor Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That?------------girls!".

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

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Famous People Named Alexandria

Alexandria "Allie" DeBerry, American actress
Alexandria von Bromssen, American fashion designer ("Project Runway")
Alexandria "Allie" Quigley, American basketball player
Alexandria "Allie" Trimm, American actress and singer
Alexandria "Alex" Sharpe, Irish soprano singer and actress
Alexandria Zahra "Lexi" Jones, daughter of singer David Bowie and model Iman
Alexandria Claire Francis (b. 2014), daughter of "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis; twin sister Athena Olivia Francis

Pop Culture References for the name Alexandria

Alexandria "Alex" Dunphy, character on TV's "Modern Family"
Alexandria DeWitt, character on TV series "227"
Alexandria "Alex" St. John, character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
Alexandria, Egypt
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Alexandria Hypatia, character in video game "Dishonored 2"
Alexandria Safe-Zone, a location in "The Walking Dead" comic book and AMC TV series


*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.