Alexandria

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Alexandria mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Alexandria

"Alexandria" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "City of Alexander". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Alexandria
a city on the Mediterranean Sea, the chief port of Egypt.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The chief port of Egypt; located on the western edge of the Nile delta on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Alexander the Great; the capital of ancient Egypt
  2. A town in Louisiana on the Red River
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From Alexander the Great

  1. A city and port in Egypt.
  2. A census-designated place in Calhoun County, Alabama, USA
  3. A city in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana, USA
  4. A city in Campbell County, Kentucky, USA
  5. A city and the parish seat of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA
  6. A city and the county seat of Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
  7. A city in Clark County, Missouri, USA
  8. A village in Thayer County, Nebraska, USA
  9. A town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
  10. A town in Jefferson County, New York, USA
  11. A village in Licking County, Ohio, USA
  12. An unincorporated community in Scioto County, Ohio, USA
  13. A borough in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
  14. A town in DeKalb County, Tennessee, USA
  15. An independent city in Virginia, USA
  16. A city in Hanson County, South Dakota, USA
  17. A former town in United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada; now a part of the township of North Glengarry
  18. A ghost town in British Columbia, Canada
  19. A town in Sarah Baartman District Municipality, Eastern Cape, South Africa
  20. A town in Ehlanzeni District Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa
  21. A female given name.

Alexandria was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Latin, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Alexandria

Allie DeBerry is an actress, model, and actor. Her ongoing career started in 2001. Allie was given the name Alexandria DeBerry on October 26th, 1994 in Kingwood, Houston, Texas, U.S. Allie is also known as Alexandria Deberry.

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Sandi Thom is a pop music, folk music, rhythm, blues, and rock music musician. She was most prominent from 2004 to present. Sandi was given the name Alexandria Thom on August 11th, 1981 in Banff, Aberdeenshire.

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She holds the title Miss World America 2010, Miss World 2010, and Miss World America. Alexandria was born Alexandria Mills on February 26th, 1992 in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.

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She has been prominent since 2006. Allie was given the name Alexandria Trimm on October 27th, 1994 in San Diego.

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Alexandria was born on January 28th, 1987 in Chicago. Alexandria is also known as Alex Anderson.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Alexandria

Saint Catherine of Alexandria was a saint. She holds the title Martyr and Virgin. Saint was born in 287 in Alexandria. She breathed her last breath in 305.

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Saint Athanasius of Alexandria was a saint. He holds the title Pope of Alexandria; Confessor and Doctor of the Church. Saint was born in 296 in Alexandria, Egypt. He left this life on May 2nd, 0373.

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Saint Cyril of Alexandria was a saint. He holds the title The Pillar of Faith; Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church. Saint was born in 376. He left this life in 444.

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Clement of Alexandria was a saint. He holds the title Church Father and Theologian. Clement was born in 150 in Possibly Athens. He left this life in 215.

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Theophilus of Alexandria was a pope. He was most prominent from 384 to 412. He left this life on October 15th, 0412.

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Saint Alexander of Alexandria was a saint. He holds the title Bishop. He left this life in 326.

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How popular is the baby name Alexandria in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1902 6 6 0
1904 7 7 0
1905 10 5 5
1907 7 7 0
1908 6 6 0
1909 13 13 0
1910 16 16 0
1911 12 12 0
1912 17 17 0
1913 25 25 0
1914 31 31 0
1915 33 33 0
1916 38 38 0
1917 37 37 0
1918 43 43 0
1919 44 44 0
1920 37 37 0
1921 39 39 0
1922 31 31 0
1923 44 39 5
1924 34 34 0
1925 33 33 0
1926 38 38 0
1927 27 27 0
1928 32 32 0
1929 26 26 0
1930 27 27 0
1931 12 12 0
1932 14 14 0
1933 14 14 0
1934 11 11 0
1935 19 19 0
1936 18 18 0
1937 23 17 6
1938 19 19 0
1939 25 25 0
1940 22 22 0
1941 29 29 0
1942 34 34 0
1943 29 29 0
1944 25 25 0
1945 37 37 0
1946 29 29 0
1947 33 33 0
1948 49 49 0
1949 38 38 0
1950 31 31 0
1951 47 47 0
1952 32 32 0
1953 39 39 0
1954 45 45 0
1955 33 33 0
1956 63 63 0
1957 40 40 0
1958 46 46 0
1959 37 37 0
1960 49 49 0
1961 52 52 0
1962 53 53 0
1963 69 69 0
1964 51 51 0
1965 69 69 0
1966 82 82 0
1967 89 89 0
1968 86 86 0
1969 126 126 0
1970 134 134 0
1971 148 148 0
1972 137 137 0
1973 130 130 0
1974 157 157 0
1975 147 147 0
1976 146 146 0
1977 144 144 0
1978 194 194 0
1979 187 187 0
1980 242 242 0
1981 555 555 0
1982 599 592 7
1983 550 550 0
1984 857 848 9
1985 861 855 6
1986 1,131 1,121 10
1987 1,569 1,554 15
1988 2,285 2,275 10
1989 3,085 3,059 26
1990 3,608 3,594 14 #95 girl name
1991 4,480 4,469 11 #78 girl name
1992 4,816 4,798 18 #73 girl name
1993 5,041 5,026 15 #69 girl name
1994 4,850 4,839 11 #73 girl name
1995 4,781 4,772 9 #72 girl name
1996 4,562 4,562 0 #77 girl name
1997 4,234 4,234 0 #78 girl name
1998 4,013 4,008 5 #81 girl name
1999 3,794 3,789 5 #83 girl name
2000 3,557 3,549 8 #91 girl name
2001 3,409 3,404 5 #91 girl name
2002 3,146 3,146 0
2003 2,758 2,750 8
2004 2,660 2,648 12
2005 2,456 2,451 5
2006 2,333 2,328 5
2007 2,196 2,196 0
2008 1,790 1,790 0
2009 1,639 1,639 0
2010 1,512 1,512 0
2011 1,526 1,526 0
2012 1,517 1,517 0
2013 1,559 1,559 0
2014 1,601 1,601 0
2015 1,529 1,529 0
2016 1,460 1,460 0

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Popularity of Alexandria as a first name

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Popularity of Alexandria as a last name

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Common last names for Alexandria

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alexandria U.S.
  White 48.79% 64.26%
  African American 35.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 12.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alexandria

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

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Fun Facts about the name Alexandria

  • How Popular is the name Alexandria? Alexandria is the 654th most popular name of all time. As a last name Alexandria was the 68,122nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alexandria have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 96,417 babies born with the first name Alexandria in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alexandria to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alexandria? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1902 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Alexandria first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alexandria is Monday, May 1st, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Alexandria born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alexandria was in 1993 with a total of 5,026 babies. That's a lot of babies named Alexandria!
  • Random Alexandria Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alexandria ranks 70th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 71 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Alexandria: Your name in reverse order is Airdnaxela. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ldiarnaaxe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alexandria? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 289 people with the last name Alexandria.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alexandria? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Alexandria as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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