Alexandra Name Meaning & Origin

Alexandra

Pronunciation: a-lik-ZAN-drə (key)

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.

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Meanings and history of the name Alexandra

Greek origin: "protector or helper of mankind".

Alexandra (Greek: Ἀλεξάνδρα) is the feminine form of Alexander. The name was one of the titles or epithets given to the Greek goddess Hera and as such is usually taken to mean "one who comes to save warriors".

In the Greek myth Alexandra is a synonyme of Cassandra, a princess of Troy, she was admired by the god Apollo, and he offered her the gift to see the future in order to win her heart.

Famous real-life people named Alexandra

Alexandra Lisowska, also known as Roxelana and Hurrem Sultan, was the legal wife and haseki sultan of Suleiman the Magnificent. She was one of the most powerful women in Ottoman history and a prominent figure during the era known as the Sultanate of Women. She achieved power and influenced the politics of the Ottoman Empire through her husband and played an active role in state affairs of the Empire.
Alexandra Feodorovna, the last Empress consort of the Russian Empire.
Princess Alexandra of Kent, Princess of Kent.
Alexandra of Denmark, Queen consort of the United Kingdom and Empress of India.
Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg, Princess of Luxembourg.
Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Princess of Monaco.
Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg, a member of the Danish Royal Family as the wife of Prince Joachim of Denmark.
Alexandra Chando, American actress.
Alexandra Daddario, American actress.
Alexandra Breckenridge, American actress.
Alexandra du Bois, American composer.
Alexandra Kraft, American pianist and composer.
Alexandra Cohen, American figure skater.
Alexandra Crandell, American fashion model and television personality.
Alexandra Morgan, US Women's National Soccer Player and Model
Alexandra Krieger, US Women's National Soccer Player
Sigourney Weaver (a.k.a. Alexandra), actress
Alexandra Maria Lara (1978- ), actress
Alexandra David-Néel (1868-1969), explorer
June Croft (a.k.a Alexandra), Olympic silver and bronze medalist in swimming (1980; 1984)
Alexandra Eremia, Olympic gold and bronze medalist in artistic gymnastics (2004)
Sasha Cohen (a.k.a. Alexandra), Olympic silver medalist in figure skating (2006)
Alex Danson (a.k.a Alexandra), Olympic bronze medalist in field hockey (2012)
Alex Morgan (a.k.a Alexandra), Olympic gold medalist in soccer (2012)
Alexandra Raisman, Olympic gold and bronze medalist in artistic gymnastics (2012)
Alexandra Carpenter, Olympic silver medalist in ice hockey (2014)
Saint Alexandra (?-300)
Alexandra Park, Australian Actress

Alexandra in song, story & screen

"Alexandra Leaving", song by Leonard Cohen
"Alexandra", song by Hamilton Leithauser
Alexandra "Alex" Hunter, character in the US TV series "White Collar" (played by Gloria Votsis)
Alexandra Cabot, character from "Josie & the Pussycats"
Alexandra Russo, character in "Wizards of Waverly Place"
Alexandra Rousseau, character on TV show "Lost"
Alexandra Cabot, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" character
Alexandra Blake, character on the TV show "Criminal Minds"
Alexandra White, competitor on E! reality show "Bridalplasty"
Alexandra "Lexie" Grey, (played by Chyler Leigh) in "Grey's Anatomy"
Alexandra, daughter of Cinderella & the Prince (Once Upon A Time)
Alexandra "Sasha" Andrews, "Zoya" character (Danielle Steel)
Alexandra Cahill, character on TV show "Walker, Texas Ranger"
Alexandra "Alex" Udinov, character on CW show "Nikita"

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