Alexandrine: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Alexandrine

Alexandrine

Pronunciation: n/a

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).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman. Buy the book

Related Names:

Alexandra

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Alexandrine Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know an Alexandrine? What are her siblings named?

Contribute your knowledge to the name Alexandrine

Comments and insights on the name Alexandrine: | Edit

A French feminine version of Alexander

Personal experiences with the name Alexandrine: | Edit

My name's Alexandrine, I was born in France, so that's where the name comes from. I usually go by Alex, especially around English speakers who have a really hard time pronouncing or remembering my name. I go by Alex when in France too in non formal situations, though I introduce myself as Alexandrine.
Growing up, I didn't like my name very much, it was too long and unusual, and I hated the inevitable Alex, which I considered to be a boys name, and had my friends call me Allie to make a statement. But as I got older, I realized that Allie just didn't suit me, it sounded too shrill and girly and annoying. I started accepting the fact that I was bound to be called Alex, and realized that having a tomboyish nickname is kind of great, especially when your full name is super girly.

So yeah, I like my name, it's more exotic and than the classic Alexandra, it's classy and sophisticated and lives up to my traditional French heritage, and leaves me the option of just being Alex and free to be whoever I want to be.

Nicknames for Alexandrine: | Edit

Alex, Alexa Allie, Alz, Andie, Lex, Lexa, Lexi, Rina, Sandrine, Sandy, Sasha, Xan

Meanings and history of the name Alexandrine: | Edit
Share what you know!
Famous real-life people named Alexandrine: | Edit

Alexandrine Le Normant d'Étoilles - French Noblewoman
Alexandrine of Baden (1820-1904) - Swedish Noblewoman
Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin - Danish Noblewoman
Alexandrine Tinné - Dutch explorer in Africa
Princess Alexandrine of Prussia - Prussian Noblewoman

Alexandrine in song, story & screen: | Edit

An "alexandrine" is a line of poetic meter comprising 12 syllables
Alexandrine Paradis, in Jennifer Donnelly's "Revolution"

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
68
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

73
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

57
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

68
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

65
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

63
No Way
Definitely

Young?

70
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?