Alexandria (given name)

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Pronunciation/ˌælɪɡˈzændriə/ or /-ˈzɑːnd-/[1]
Word/nameAncient Greek
Meaning"defender of mankind" or "defender of men"
Other names
Related namesAlexander, Alexandra, Alex, Lexi

Alexandria is a feminine given name, derived from Alexander the Great and the cities he named, most notably Alexandria in Egypt.[2]

Alexandria was the 257th most popular name for girls born in the United States in 2017.[3] For the US in the years since 1900, it was most popular in 1993 when it ranked 69th. It was not in the top 1,000 girls baby names before 1969.

Notable people with this name include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Alexandria". Collins Dictionary. n.d. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  2. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006). A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford paperback reference. Oxford University Press. p. 52. ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1. OCLC 67869278. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Popular Baby Names". Retrieved 20 November 2018.