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since 1880

Alexandra

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Defender of the People
  • #327 All Time
  • #92 in 2014
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625k Alexander (Greek)
7k Alessandro (Italian)
6k Alexandro (American)
5k Alexandre (French)
< 1k Alexandrina (Greek)

How popular is the name "Alexandra" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1894 5 5 0
1895 8 8 0
1902 10 10 0
1903 8 8 0
1905 9 9 0
1906 7 7 0
1907 9 9 0
1908 6 6 0
1909 9 9 0
1910 10 10 0
1911 13 13 0
1912 22 22 0
1913 15 15 0
1914 35 35 0
1915 49 49 0
1916 45 45 0
1917 46 46 0
1918 47 47 0
1919 45 45 0
1920 36 36 0
1921 50 45 5
1922 34 34 0
1923 43 43 0
1924 40 40 0
1925 39 39 0
1926 40 40 0
1927 40 40 0
1928 29 29 0
1929 24 24 0
1930 33 33 0
1931 17 17 0
1932 27 27 0
1933 41 41 0
1934 48 48 0
1935 45 45 0
1936 53 53 0
1937 47 47 0
1938 66 66 0
1939 67 67 0
1940 64 64 0
1941 67 67 0
1942 121 121 0
1943 124 124 0
1944 120 120 0
1945 116 116 0
1946 132 132 0
1947 148 148 0
1948 129 129 0
1949 152 152 0
1950 116 116 0
1951 136 136 0
1952 163 163 0
1953 142 142 0
1954 166 166 0
1955 159 159 0
1956 171 171 0
1957 174 174 0
1958 175 175 0
1959 193 193 0
1960 203 203 0
1961 213 213 0
1962 219 219 0
1963 236 236 0
1964 293 293 0
1965 305 305 0
1966 315 315 0
1967 387 387 0
1968 522 522 0
1969 557 549 8
1970 634 629 5
1971 585 580 5
1972 636 627 9
1973 686 678 8
1974 713 708 5
1975 737 726 11
1976 701 690 11
1977 751 744 7
1978 768 763 5
1979 835 829 6
1980 885 872 13
1981 1,211 1,203 8
1982 1,540 1,528 12
1983 1,710 1,695 15
1984 2,835 2,812 23 #96 girl name
1985 3,036 3,013 23 #92 girl name
1986 3,832 3,801 31 #72 girl name
1987 5,252 5,218 34 #59 girl name
1988 7,009 6,966 43 #49 girl name
1989 7,775 7,676 99 #43 girl name
1990 8,557 8,506 51 #37 girl name
1991 9,483 9,454 29 #36 girl name
1992 10,257 10,219 38 #29 girl name
1993 10,714 10,677 37 #28 girl name
1994 10,254 10,226 28 #28 girl name
1995 10,185 10,160 25 #26 girl name
1996 10,050 10,021 29 #26 girl name
1997 8,768 8,750 18 #30 girl name
1998 8,622 8,604 18 #27 girl name
1999 8,186 8,164 22 #32 girl name
2000 7,560 7,545 15 #36 girl name
2001 7,065 7,041 24 #38 girl name
2002 6,952 6,934 18 #38 girl name
2003 6,565 6,544 21 #38 girl name
2004 6,647 6,621 26 #37 girl name
2005 6,331 6,317 14 #37 girl name
2006 6,116 6,097 19 #40 girl name
2007 5,363 5,350 13 #49 girl name
2008 4,616 4,608 8 #61 girl name
2009 4,164 4,158 6 #69 girl name
2010 4,027 4,016 11 #64 girl name
2011 3,623 3,623 0 #76 girl name
2012 3,478 3,478 0 #76 girl name
2013 3,509 3,501 8 #83 girl name
2014 3,288 3,288 0 #92 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Alexandra? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 223,746 babies born with the name Alexandra in the United States. That's more than enough Alexandras to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1894 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Alexandra" was in 1993 with a total of 10,677 babies. (That's a lot of baby Alexandras)

According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Alexandra" ranks #22 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, 612 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1992. Across the entire United States a total of 10,257 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Alexandra" mean? The list below shows the origins of Alexandra as well as things modernly associated with the name Alexandra such as celebrities named Alexandra.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Alexandra

The name "Alexandra" is of Greek origin, and it means "Defender of the People". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Alexandra Stan

Alexandra Stan is a singer, songwriter, model, and occasional dancer specializing in dance-pop, pop, house, and progressive house music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Alexandra was born in 1989 as Alexandra Ioana Stan in Constanta, Romania.

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Ally Sheedy

Ally Sheedy is an actress/author with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1975 to present. Ally was born in 1962 as Alexandra Elizabeth Sheedy in New York City, U.S.

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Alex Kingston

Alex Kingston is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1980 to present. Alex was born in 1963 as Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston in Epsom, Surrey, England.

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Sandra Dee

Sandra Dee is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1957 to 1994. Sandra was born in 1944 as Alexandra Zuck in Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.

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Alexandra Maria Lara

Alexandra Maria Lara is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1997 to present. Alexandra was born in 1978 as Alexandra Maria Platareanu in Bucharest, Romania.

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Alexandra Neldel

Alexandra Neldel is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Alexandra was born in 1976 in Berlin, Germany.

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Alternative Meanings

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

E is for extra, those little things you do!

X is for x, the mysterious side of you!

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

N is for nice, need I say more?

D is for dandy, a description of you!

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

Your name in reverse order is "Ardnaxela". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Alanedxar". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Alexandra born Jan 12, 1986

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Turkey approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

Name poster for Alexandra

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