Alejandra Name Meaning & Origin

Alejandra

Pronunciation: ah-lay-KHAHN-drah (key)

Origin of the name Alejandra:

Derived from the Greek Alexandros, a male compound name composed of the elements alexein (to defend, to help) and andros (man).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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PRONOUNCED: ah-le-KHAHN-drah

Personal experiences with the name Alejandra: | Edit

I'm a nineteen-year-old Alejandra of mixed heritage (I have some Cuban in me, some Polish, and some Scots-Irish), and I've lived in the western, southern, and eastern U.S. I've only met one or two other Alejandras in my life, and often have been frustrated by how often my name is mispronounced or misspelled. Mostly to avoid the mispronunciation issue, I often go by Alex. Despite these frustrations, I really love my name, and when people hear how it's supposed to be pronounced, get compliments on how pretty it is.

Nicknames for Alejandra: | Edit

Ale, Alex, Jani, Sandra, Alondra, Allie, Alej, AC, boo

Meanings and history of the name Alejandra: | Edit

defender, protector

Feminine form of the Spanish Alejandro, meaning "defender of mankind"

Spanish form of ALEXANDRA

Famous real-life people named Alejandra: | Edit

Alejandra Guzman, Mexican actress and singer.
Alejandra Orozco, Olympic silver medalist in diving (2012)

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