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What does the name "Alexandra" mean?

Alexandra (Greek): Defender of the People

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

A is for activities, for you have many.

L is for luster, your shine.

E is for elegant, born within you.

X is for Xanadu, your place of paradise.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

N is for nice, need I say more?

D is for dependable, on you I can rely.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

Your name in reverse order is "Ardnaxela". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Arelnaaxd". 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.

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


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 first appeared 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 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Alexandra" is not a popular baby girl's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1971. Across the entire United States a total of only 585 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Alexandra popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Alexandra in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Alexandra

Alexandra Stan

Alexandra Stan is a singer, songwriter, model, and occasional dancer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Alexandra was born in 1989 as Alexandra Ioana Stan in Constanta, Romania.


Ally Sheedy

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


Alex Kingston

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


Sandra Dee

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


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.


Alexandra Neldel

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


Past life for Alexandra born Dec 12, 1942

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Spain approximately on 1200. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.