Of Greek origin.

Italian form of the name Alexandra.

It means “defending men”.

Derives from the masculine Greek name Alexander.

Alexandra was an epithet used for the goddess Hera, in Greek Mythology.

Other forms of the name are: Alex, Alessa, Sandra, Lexi, Sondra, Sandy, etc.

Famous bearers are Alessandra Ferri, Alessandra Amoroso, Alessandra Torresani, Alessandra Ambrosio, Alessandra Torre, Alessandra Rosaldo.

Alessandra Amoroso is an Italian pop singer.

Although Amoroso has a short singing career, she has numerous chart topping hits and is the first Italian singer to win the European MTV Award for Best European Act.