Aleksandra Name Meaning & Origin

Aleksandra

Pronunciation: a-lehk-ZAN-drə, ah-lehk-SAHN-drə (key)

Origin of the name Alexandra:

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

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PRONOUNCED: ah-lyek-SAHN-drah (Russian), ah-leek-SAHN-drah (Russian), ahl-ek-SAHN-drah (Polish)

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Sasha, Sandra, Alya, Aleksa, Aleks, Leksa

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Greek origin, means "defender or helper of mankind".

Form of ALEXANDRA

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Aleksandra Lisowska, also known as Roxelana and Hurrem Sultan, the legal wife and haseki sultan of Suleiman the Magnificent. She was one of the most powerful women in Ottoman history and a prominent figure during the era known as the Sultanate of Women. She achieved power and influenced the politics of the Ottoman Empire through her husband and played an active role in state affairs of the Empire.

Aleksandra Feodorovna Romanova, the last Empress of the Russian Empire.

Aleksandra Lvovna Tolstaya, the youngest daughter and secretary of Leo Tolstoy.

Aleksandra von Engelhardt (1754–1838), also known as Countess Branicka, was a Russian noble. She was the niece, confidant and likely the lover of Grigory Potyomkin, and the favourite and lady-in-waiting of Catherine the Great. She was one of the most notable socialites at the Russian Imperial court during the reign of Catherine, and given a position close to a member of the Imperial family.

Aleksandra Christina Bakker, daughter of the top-model Natasha Poly.

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Aleksandra "Hurrem", character in the historical TV series "The Magnificent Century" (played by Meryem Uzerli)
Aleksandra, Anastasia's mother in the movie "Anastasia"

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