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Of Greek origin.

Feminine form of the name Alexander.

It means “defending men”.

In Greek mythology, Alexandra was an epithet used in Mycenae for the goddess Hera.

Alexandra is also the name of several Christian saints.

Other forms of the name are: Alejandra, Alessandra, Alexande, Alexandrine, Xandra, Sondra, Alex, Sandy, Lexie, Sandra, Sandie.

Masculine forms of the name are Alexandros, Aleksander, Alex, Alec, Alejandro, Alastair, Alister, Al, Lex, Sander, Xander, Santeri, Ale, Olek, Aca, Saša, Sasha, Iskandar, Xande, Xandinho.

Alexandra is a popular name in Romania.

Famous bearers are Alexandra Paul, Alexandra Lamy, Alexandra Holden, Alexandra Maria Lara, Alexandra Wentworth, Alexandra Breckenridge, Alexandra Socha, Alexandra Park, Alexandra du Bois.

Alexandra Paul is an American actress and activist. She became widely known for the role in the tv-series “Baywatch”.

Alexandra Maria Lara is a German actress.

She became widely known after starring in films such as “Control”, “The Reader” and the 2013 Ron Howard’s “Rush”.