Alexandria: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Alexandria | Girls
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).
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- Comments and insights on the name Alexandria: | Edit
My name is actually Sandra. It may be helpful to know that Sandra, like Alexandria, is a variation of "Alexander". Therefore, nicknames can also include Xander, Sandra, and Saundra or Sondra. Go a step further and you could include nicknames like Sandy (Sandi, Sandee, Sandie, etc.) or Andie (Andi, Andy) and Ann (Anne) or Anna. As another reader wrote, I also prefer Alexandria to Alexander because it sounds more unique or creative. Alexandria can also be spelled many ways - Alessandria, Alexandrea (nicknamed Andrea), and Alixandria. The more ways you spell it, the more options you have for nicknames.
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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
My daughter is named Alexandria and I think it is a beautiful and strong name. The only problem is that people are always saying it Alexandra, and then immediatly shortening it to Alex. Also, we call her Lexie so everyone assumes her name is Alexis.
My name is Alexandria and i realy do like it because its a pretty name and its a princess name the only thing i dont like is ppl call me Alex and its a boys name:( i try to get ppl to call me Dria Anna Lexie but they just dont
Lexie IL undergrad, 13
- Nicknames for Alexandria: | Edit
Dria, Alex, Lexi, Andi, Anna, Allie, Lexie, Alexis, Alexa, Andrea, Sasha, Xandri, Zandri, Xandi, Zandi, Sandy, Dree
- Meanings and history of the name Alexandria: | Edit
Alexandria is derived from Alexander, specifically, Alexander the Great, a Macedonian prince who conquered a large part of the Middle East, Turkey, Egypt, and Pakistan around 300 BCE. He was well known for building new cities, often named Alexandria after himself. He crowned himself Pharoah (king) of Egypt, and after his early death at 32 from disease (speculation as to which), he was buried in Egypt. His general of the region, Ptolemy I, crowned himself Pharoah and began the Ptolemaic dynasty, which ended with the death of the famous Cleopatra Tryphaena VII, the last Queen of Egypt. There are also some U.S. cities named Alexandria, in 18 states, along with non-Middle Eastern cities in several countries, including Italy, Canada, Jamaica, Romania, Greece, South Africa, Scotland, 2 provinces in Canada and 3 provinces in Australia.
- Famous real-life people named Alexandria: | Edit
There was a very famous princess of Russia named Alexandria Nichole
- Alexandria in song, story & screen: | Edit
Alexandria is the name of the little girl protagonist in the movie The Fall (2006).
Global Popularity of the Name Alexandria
- #189 in United States
- #258 in Canada (Alberta)
- #330 in Canada (British Columbia)