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Alexandra

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Defender of the People
  • #323 All Time
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Boys
Similar Names
639k Alexander (Greek)
7k Alessandro (Italian)
6k Alexandro (American)
5k Alexandre (French)
< 1k Alexandrina (Greek)

How popular is the baby 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 128 128 0
1949 151 151 0
1950 117 117 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 174 174 0
1959 192 192 0
1960 203 203 0
1961 213 213 0
1962 218 218 0
1963 236 236 0
1964 294 294 0
1965 306 306 0
1966 315 315 0
1967 387 387 0
1968 522 522 0
1969 558 550 8
1970 632 627 5
1971 586 581 5
1972 635 626 9
1973 686 678 8
1974 712 707 5
1975 737 726 11
1976 703 692 11
1977 751 744 7
1978 766 761 5
1979 837 831 6
1980 884 871 13
1981 1,212 1,204 8
1982 1,541 1,529 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 7,776 7,677 99 #43 girl name
1990 8,558 8,507 51 #37 girl name
1991 9,485 9,456 29 #36 girl name
1992 10,257 10,219 38 #29 girl name
1993 10,713 10,676 37 #28 girl name
1994 10,254 10,226 28 #28 girl name
1995 10,185 10,160 25 #26 girl name
1996 10,051 10,022 29 #26 girl name
1997 8,768 8,750 18 #30 girl name
1998 8,624 8,606 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 6,648 6,622 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 4,029 4,018 11 #64 girl name
2011 3,623 3,623 0 #76 girl name
2012 3,479 3,479 0 #76 girl name
2013 3,511 3,503 8 #83 girl name
2014 3,306 3,306 0 #92 girl name
2015 2,983 2,983 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Alexandra baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 226,758 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 10,676 babies. (That's a lot of baby Alexandras)

According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Alexandra" ranks #38 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 17 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 1998. Across the entire United States a total of 8,624 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.

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 Paul

Alexandra Paul is an actress. Alexandra was born in 1963 as Alexandra Elizabeth Paul in New York, New York, US.

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Alexandra Wentworth

Alexandra Wentworth is an actress, comedian, author, and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1991 to present. Alexandra was born in 1965 in Washington, D.C., United States.

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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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Other Inspirations for the Name Alexandra

Alexandra Barreto
Alexandra Breckenridge
Alexandra Daddario
Alexandra Hedison
Alexandra Limon
Alexandra Petri
Alexandra Kleeman
Alexandra Park
Alexandra Shipp

Alternative Meanings

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

L is for little, the little things you do.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

X is for x, the mysterious side of you!

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

Your name in reverse order is "Ardnaxela". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Andxaearl". 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 Oct 26, 1953

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 Southern Japan approximately on 1600. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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