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Alexandra

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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

Fun Facts about the name Alexandra

  • How many people with the first name Alexandra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 226,758 babies born with the first name Alexandra in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alexandra to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alexandra? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1894 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Alexandra first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alexandra is Tuesday, May 23rd, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Alexandra born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alexandra was in 1993 with a total of 10,676 babies. That's a lot of babies named Alexandra!
  • Random Alexandra Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alexandra ranks 56th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 123 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1999.
  • Weird things about the name Alexandra: Your name in reverse order is Ardnaxela. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nealraxda. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alexandra? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 440 people with the last name Alexandra.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alexandra? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Alexandra as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alexandra U.S.
  White 45.00% 64.26%
  African American 33.86% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.05% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.59% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.27% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 15.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alexandra

People with the last name Alexandra are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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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.

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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.

From Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρα (Alexándra), from ἀλέξω (aléxō, “I defend”) + άνδρα (ándra), genitive of άνδρας (ándras, “man, human”). Feminine form of Alexander.

  1. A female given name.
  2. (astronomy) Short for 54 Alexandra, a main belt asteroid; named for German explorer Alexander von Humboldt.
  3. A town in Central Otago, New Zealand.

Alexandra was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Alexandra

Alexandra Daddario

Alexandra Daddario is an actress and model. She has had major accomplishments since 2002. Alexandra was born on March 16th, 1986 in New York City, New York, United States. Alexandra is also known as Daddario and Alex.

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Ally Sheedy

Ally Sheedy is an actress and author. Her ongoing career started in 1975. Ally was given the name Alexandra Elizabeth Sheedy on June 13th, 1962 in New York City, New York, United States.

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Alexandra Hedison

Alexandra Hedison is a photographer, director, and actress. Her ongoing career started in 1994. Alexandra was born as the child of David Hedison on July 10th, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Alexandra Shipp

Alexandra Shipp is an actress. She was most active from 2009 to present. Alexandra was born on July 16th, 1991.

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Alexandra Breckenridge

Alexandra Breckenridge is an actress, voice actress, and photographer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Alexandra was born on May 15th, 1982 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S. Alexandra is also known as Alex Breckenridge.

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Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia

Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia was royalty. She was most active from 1901 to 1910. Alexandra was born as the child of Christian IX of Denmark and Louise of Hesse-Kassel on December 1st, 1844 in Yellow Mansion, Copenhagen. She passed away on November 20th, 1925.

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  • Alexandra Raisman
    (leading individual)
  • Alex Kingston
    (actress)
  • Sandra Dee
    (actress)
  • Alexandra Krosney
    (actress)
  • Alexandra Wentworth
    (actress)
  • Lexa Doig
    (actress)
  • Alex Wagner
    (television show host)
  • Alexandra Maria Lara
    (actress)
  • Alexandra Paul
    (actress)
  • Alexandra Stan
    (singing)
  • Alexandra Pelosi
    (director)
  • Alexandra Burke
    (musician)
  • Tiggy Legge-Bourke
    (former royal nanny)
  • Alexandra Park
    (actress)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Alexandra

Princess Alexandra

Princess Alexandra is royalty. She holds the title The Hon. Lady Ogilvy, The Hon.Lady Ogilvy ([[#Titles, styles, honours, and arms. Princess was born as the child of Prince George, Duke of Kent, Princess Marina of Greece, and Denmark on December 25th, 1936 in 3.

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Alexandra

Alexandra is royalty. She holds the title Countess of Frederiksborg. Alexandra was born on June 30th, 1964 in British Hong Kong.

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Princess Ingrid Alexandra

Princess Ingrid Alexandra is royalty. Princess was born as the child of Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, Mette-Marit, and Crown Princess of Norway on January 21st, 2004 in Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.

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Charlotte Alexandra

Charlotte Alexandra is an actress. Charlotte was born on November 19th, 1954.

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Salome Alexandra

Salome Alexandra is a monarch. She holds the title Queen of Judea.

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Lene Alexandra

Lene Alexandra is a pop music singing and model (people). Her ongoing career started in 2007. Lene was given the name Lene Alexandra Øien on October 29th, 1981 in Trøgstad. Lene is also known as Lene Alexandra and Miss Boobs.

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What does the name Alexandra mean?

Ais for assertive, a great leader

Lis for life, that you live so well.

Eis for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

Xis for Xanadu, your place of paradise.

Ais for attractive, inside and out

Nis for nice, need I say more?

Dis for dashing, the romantic you!

Ris for reassuring, eliminating doubts!

Ais for articulate, a regular wordsmith

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