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.

Related Names:

Alexandra, Alexandrea

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Xandra
Dria
Alexa
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Meanings and history of the name Alexandria

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

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

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

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