Alexandria Name Meaning & Origin

Alexandria

Pronunciation: a-lik-ZAN-dree-ə (key)

Origin of the name Alexandria:

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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Comments and insights on the name Alexandria: | Edit

Alexandria is a fresh, young-sounding, gorgeous name for a baby girl. Pronounced Al-eck-zan-dree-uh.

PRONOUNCED: al-əg-ZAN-dree-ə

Personal experiences with the name Alexandria: | Edit

My name is Alexandria. I've always really liked it, as it is very elegant and beautiful. I do not mind when my friends or family call me Alexandria, though pretty much everyone that I know always calls me Lexi. Very rarely will I use the nickname Alex, but I have before. Since a lot of ladies here like to show what there "full" name is, I'll say that mine is Alexandria Anne, which I think is very pretty too. Again, though, I usually go by Lexi. And for those who are wondering, people never really mispronounce my name very much. There was the occasional "Alexandra", and even more occasional "Alexis", but other than that people always got it right. It's a great name! Thanks Mom and Dad! :D

This is my name. I like it a lot: good choice of nicknames, positive meaning ("defender of man"), and it's uncommon enough that I've only met one other person that shared it, and she was about 5. Downside: sometimes people mishear and think you said "Alexandra", which is still pretty but a bit less interesting I think, and also not my name :)
-Alex, UT undergrad, 19

This is my name, my full name is Alexandria Elisabeth, which is a pretty freakin regal name. I go by Ally, so people kind of get confused, because Ally doesn't really include the... essence of Alexandria. Whatever. Me and my friend have the same name, so we always joke how we're the defender of men, because they're obviously too weak to do it themselves. All in all, A+ on the name

This is my name, and I love it! Plain and simple. Even though, I still prefer to be called Lexi. Very beautiful name! :)

This is my name, and I do like it a lot. However, I am almost always called Ally by friends and family since I was a baby and into adulthood. Not even when I was in trouble did the parents use 'Alexandria'. To me, it is a lovely formal name, that when people eventually get to know me get a kick out of learning my full name. However, it is frustrating when people think Ally is short for Alison, or Alexandra. Alexandria is much better, methinks. Also when you go to the doctors or government agency, 'Alex' is usually always the go to short name.

My name is Alexandria Gracelyn and I love it. I usually go by Lexia (my close friend was Alexandra and went by Lexi so someone came up Lexia to tell us apart when we were little and it stuck) I don't often go by Alex or Ally, but I've learned to answer to both. I always introduce myself as Alexandria but everyone calls me Lexia (except teachers) overall I love my name!

Nicknames for Alexandria: | Edit

Lexi, Lexie, Lex, Lux, Lexy, Alex, Aria, Lex, Dria, Allie, Ally, Alli, Alexis, Alexa,Alexia, Xandri, Xandria, Zandri, Xandi, Zandi, Lexa, Xia, Zia, Xara, Zara, Xari, Zari,

Meanings and history of the name Alexandria: | Edit

Meanings of the name "Alexandria".

Latin:
Defender of man.

American:
Defender of man.

English:
Feminine of Alexander. Defender of mankind.

Greek:
A feminine form of Alexander meaning defender of men, used in Britain since early 13th century; it became popular after the marriage of the 1863 marriage of future King Edward VII to Princess Alexandra of Denmark.

Feminine form of ALEXANDER. Alexander the Great founded several cities by this name (or renamed them) as he extended his empire eastward. The most notable of these is Alexandria in Egypt, founded by Alexander in 331 BC.

Famous real-life people named Alexandria: | Edit

There was a very famous princess of Russia named Alexandria Nichole
Tina Charles (a.k.a. Alexandria), Olympic gold medalist (2012) and notable athlete in basketball

Alexandria in song, story & screen: | Edit

Asking Alexandria, metalcore band
Alexandria is the name of the little girl protagonist in the movie The Fall (2006).

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