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Updated January 25, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Defender of mankind; feminine form of Alexander
  • English : Defender of mankind

What does Alexandra mean and stand for?

The name Alexandra is of Greek origin and means "defender of mankind." It is the feminine version of Alexander, which is derived from the Greek components alexein ("to defend") and anēr ("man").

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How Popular Is The Name Alexandra


According to Social Security Administration data, Alexandra steadily decreasing in popularity. Once holding a spot in the top 100 from 2000 to 2015, Alexandra still enjoys a spot in the top 150.

However, it is the 15th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Alexandra was at its peak popularity in November 2019.

Alexandra was an epithet of the goddess Hera in Greek mythology, and is still a quite popular name. It's a very common name among royalty, but can also invoke images of actress Alexandra Nicole Chando, violinist Alexandra du Bois, and actress Alexandra Shipp. It's also been a popular choice from celebrity daughters, including those of Ray Romano, Sean Astin, and Barry Gibb. Alexandra has also appeared in various entertainment mediums, including Wizards of Waverly Place, Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, and Modern Family.

Where is it Popular?

Alexandra was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Alexandra

  • Alex
  • Alexa
  • Alexie
  • Allie
  • Lexi
  • Sandy
  • >li>Xandra

Pairs well with these middle names


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