Alessandra Name Meaning & Origin

Alessandra

Pronunciation: ah-leh-SAHN-drə (key)

Origin of the name Alessandra:

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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Comments and insights on the name Alessandra: | Edit

My daughter's name is Alessandra. We get so many compliments and I'm really glad we chose such a beautiful, timeless name. We selected it for it's Italian roots and sophisticated sound. I will say, it's misspelled often. We've opted to nickname her after her middle name, Bella, rather than from her first name. All in all, I think it's lovely.

PRONOUNCED: ahl-e-SAHN-drah

Personal experiences with the name Alessandra: | Edit

It is a beautiful name. Not like Alexandra but the S makes it sound more feminine.

my best friend of 10 years is named Alessandra. pretty name but she hates how people never know how to spell it or pronounce it.

Daughter's name but spelled Alissandra

Nicknames for Alessandra: | Edit

Al/Cat/Bear
Ollie
Alessa
Lessa
Lessie
Sandra
Sandi
Andy
Andra
Dree
Ali
Sasha

Meanings and history of the name Alessandra: | Edit

italian, portuguese, or spanish form of Alexandra

Feminine form of Italian Alessandro, meaning "defender of mankind"

Italian form of ALEXANDRA

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Alessandra Ambrosio, brasilian model

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