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GenderFeminine
ScriptsΑλεξανδρα Greek Александра RussianUkrainian
PronouncedPron.al-əg-ZAN-drə English
a-le-KSAN-dra German
ah-lək-SAHN-drah Dutch
A-LUG-ZAHN-DRA French
a-le-KSAN-dhra Greek
ə-li-SHUN-drə European Portuguese
a-le-SHUN-dru Brazilian Portuguese
a-lek-SAN-dra RomanianSpanishItalian
A-lek-san-dra Slovak
A-LE-KSAN-DRA Classical Greek
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Meaning & History

Feminine form of ALEXANDER. In Greek mythology this was a Mycenaean epithet of the goddess Hera, and an alternate name of Cassandra. It was borne by several early Christian saints, and also by the wife of Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia. She was from Germany and had the birth name Alix, but was renamed Александра (Aleksandra) upon joining the Russian Church.
VariantsAlexandrea, Alexandria, Alexandrina English Alexandrine, Alexandrie French Alexandrina Portuguese Alejandra Spanish Alessandra Italian Aleksandra Russian Aleksandra, Oleksandra Ukrainian
DiminutivesAlex, Alexa, Alexina, Ali, Allie, Ally, Lexa, Lexi, Lexie, Lexine, Lexy, Sandie, Sandy, Zandra, Alyx, Drina English Alexa German Alex, Xandra Dutch Sassa Swedish Aleka Greek Sanda Romanian Alexa, Szandra Hungarian Ale Spanish Alessa, Sandra Italian Aleksandrina, Asya, Sanya, Sasha, Shura Russian Lesya, Sasha Ukrainian
Masculine FormsAlexander English Alexander German Alexander Dutch Alexandre French Alexander Swedish Aleksander, Alexander Norwegian Alexander Danish Alexander Icelandic Alexandros Greek Alexandre Portuguese Alexandru Romanian Alexandr Czech Alexander Slovak Alexander Hungarian Alexandre Catalan Alejandro Spanish Alessandro Italian Aleksandr Russian Aleksandr, Oleksander, Oleksandr Ukrainian Alexander, Alexandros Ancient Greek Alexander, Alexandros Greek Mythology
Other Languages & CulturesAleksandra, Aleksandrina, Asya, Sashka Bulgarian Aleksandra, Sanda, Sandra, Saša Croatian Aleksandra Estonian Alastríona Irish Sandra Latvian Sandra Lithuanian Aleksandra, Sandra, Sashka Macedonian Aleksandra, Ola, Sandra Polish Saundra Scottish Aleksandra, Sandra, Saša Serbian Aleksandra, Sandra, Saša Slovene

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Entry updated February 12, 2018