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Alexandra

Alexandra has remianed a popular name for girls, and it’s easy to see why. Chic yet strong sounding, it lends itself to several equally likeable nicknames, from cutesy Lexi to boyish Alex. It’s a very common name in Russian literature and sprinkled throughout works by Dostoevsky and Chekhov. The name hit it’s popularity peak in 1993 and has been in decline since then, so if you’re looking for a non-overused name for your baby girl, this may be it.

Origin

  • czech: Defender of mankind; feminine form of Alexander
  • english: Defender of mankind; feminine form of Alexander
  • greek: Defender of mankind; feminine form of Alexander
  • hungarian: Defender of mankind; feminine form of Alexander
  • italian: Defender of mankind; feminine form of Alexander
  • swedish: Defender of mankind; feminine form of Alexander

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 4

Famous Namesakes:

Actress Alexandra Paul, Educator Alexa Canady, Explorer Alexandra David-Neel

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Mikhail Baryshnikov and Jessica Lange, Daughter of Barry Gibb, Daughter of Whoopi Goldberg, Daughter of Dustin Hoffman, Daughter of Christopher Reeve, Daughter of Keith Richards, Daughter of Leo Tolstoy, Daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco

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