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Nothing special... A typical Greek name! ;)
-- Anonymous User  1/1/2005
It's been associated with prophetesses in legends, the way Cassandra is, although not so well known.
-- Anonymous User  1/13/2005
I really like this name. I imagine a blond-haired, blue-eyed child.
-- hennig  2/5/2005
A blue-eyed, fair-haired girl? Well, I'm usually not very fixed on the image of what the bearers of names look like, but I usually see an Alexandra as dark-haired (in the range from chocolate brown to raven black).
-- gaelruadh19  8/2/2006
The Polish form of "Aleksandra" is also "Ola".
-- ola  2/21/2005
In Greek mythology, a goddess of Lakonia, the Spartan's region, long before Alexander the Great.
-- Damis  3/3/2005
Sean Astin ("The Lord of the Rings") has a daughter named Alexandra Louise (nickname Ali).
-- Destry  4/15/2005
My name ia Alexandra and I love my name because it just sounds cool. People think of blue-eyed and blonde-haired people when they see this name but I have short brown hair and brown eyes... Anyways I love my name.
-- dum brunette526  4/19/2005
My second name is "Sandra", the German short version of "Alexandra". As far as I have heard it is the feminine form of "the strong man" or "the man who strikes back" ("andros" = "man" and "alex..." = "strong/defensive").
-- Paganqueen  7/16/2005
My name is Alexandra and I love it. There are so many other nicknames you can get from it! Everyone calls me Ali. But i have friends that are also named Alexandra and they are called Alex, Lexi, Alexa, the list goes on and on! I love my name!
-- Anonymous User  7/18/2005
Alexandra is my name & I really love it. There are so many different nicknames that you can use. My friends just keep thinking up new ones, and there is so much history associated with it. People often think of an Alexandra with blonde hair and blue eyes, but I know many more brunettes! ;)
-- dancindiva03  8/4/2005
My name is Alexandra, and I've never liked my name. It always struck me as being prissy and overly long. Just my humble opinion, though.
-- Anonymous User  8/11/2005
There are 2 Princess Alexandras: the consort of King Edward VII, and the Danish-Hong Kong Princess Alexandra of today.
-- wiswina  8/16/2005
There aren't just 2 princesses with the name Alexandra, but at least 5 who are now alive!
- Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy (Member of the British royal family)
- the Danish-Hong Kong Princess Alexandra of today. (ex-wife of Prince Joachim)
- Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg (Only daughter of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa)
- Princess Alexandra of Hanover (Daughter of Prince Ernst-August of Hanover and Princess Caroline of Monaco)
- Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway (the daughter of Crownprince Haakon and Crownprincess Mette-Marit) .
-- Anonymous User  11/21/2005
I love the name Alexandra. Well of course I do since it's my name. I've never met any other girls with that name. Plenty of Alexanders but no Alexandras so it makes me feel special.
-- blondey91  9/8/2005
It's my name and it's the best! It's long (who cares), it's special and it's a princess name.
-- Anonymous User  9/24/2005
Alexandra Ripley wrote a book called Scarlett. It's a sequel to Gone with the Wind (by Margaret Mitchell).
-- Anonymous User  11/6/2005
Nicknames include Alex, Andy/Andie, Aly/Ally/Alli/Allie, Lexi, Alexa, Alexis, Al, Sandy, Sandra, and there are probably more.
-- iamkristen  11/9/2005
I like the name Alexandra, also in the form of Alexandria. I think the combination name 'Victoria-Alexandra' is nice. It's is one of my favourite combination names. I like it to make combination names.
-- Anonymous User  11/21/2005
Alexandra is the queen's first middle name. Her full name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor.
-- Anonymous User  12/1/2005
I have this name and I love it. The only thing I hate is that when I was born it was more like a "rule" to name your daughter like this. The consequences: I have 7 other colleagues in my class with this name.
-- alexandra  12/10/2005
My name is Alexandra, and I love how it can be shortened to so many things. People who I have known for a long time refuse to call me Alex, while other people don't know anyone named Alexandra because they know me as Alex. I don't mind either way. I like how I can be called Alexandra, Lexi, Alex, Alli, and a lot of other shorter versions of my name. Yes it's long, but I love it!
-- Anonymous User  12/17/2005
Alexandra "Ally" Barone was the name of Raymond and Debra's daughter and Madylin Sweeten's character in the very funny comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond" (1996-2005).
-- AndrewJKD  12/21/2005
I like this name very much, I don't know many people who have my same name so it makes me unique. Many people call me Ali, or Alex for short.
-- ALIPALI  1/14/2006
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor is the queen's full name. Alexandra sounds nice with Elizabeth, but it's very long. As for Mary, this is a short simple name and very common for old ladies.
-- Dogsy  1/16/2006
I personally love my middle, but I like to be called Alex instead. My first name is Meagan by the way and I think Alexandra/Alex goes very nicely with it!
-- dancing-n.a.k.e.d  1/29/2006
Etymology of the name Alexandra and Alexander from Ancient Greek means two things: a) the protector of man in battle and b) healer-high priestess. I am named Alexandra and was blessed to have an Ancient Greek literature teacher in the family which he made sure to provide with the meaning of my name. For Ancient Greeks the name holds future potential for the infant thus they made sure to provide with the appropiate one or name it under a name which was in favour of a specific God or Goddess in order to favour the child to his/her life. Alexander the Great was named by his mother Olympiada accordingly as not only she claimed that he was a "son" of Zeus but also as it was foretold he was to have a future full of military stuggle and dominance thus a name like that could come quite handy.
-- pukka  2/14/2006
Dutch pronunciation is ah-lex-AHN-drah. [noted -ed]
-- X-Mar  2/18/2006
My name is Alexandra Madeleine, I like the sound of it, the middle name is spelled the French way so it's pronounced Mad-el-len. I never imagined it for blonde hair though, I have reddish brown hair and green eyes, and I always thought that fit it.
-- Anonymous User  3/10/2006
This is a nice and elegant name, definitely one of my favorites. I think I might change my middle name to this.
-- Anonymous User  4/3/2006
Alexandra is a very pretty, strong name. I don't think I would like the nickname Alex, too masculine. Alexis is a pretty name though.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
I'm planning on naming my daughter Pamela ALEXANDRA. I love the sound of it, especially in Spanish since I live in a Spanish speaking country. But anyway, this is one of my all time favourite girl names.
-- Lala1123  6/8/2006
ADA Alexandra Cabot of "Law & Order: SVU" and the discontinued spinoff series "Conviction", played by Stephanie March.
-- Anonymous User  6/11/2006
Famous bearer is actress Alexandra Holden.
-- Tudor  6/14/2006
Portuguese: u-le-SHAN(n)-dru (e is mute)
-- Aki  7/7/2006
One of my best friends is named Alexandra and her middle name is Kyra. I love her name, she finds it too long and everyone calls her Alex which suits her better. She has long blond hair and green eyes and that is what I think when I think of the name Alexandra. I also have many friends with the middle name Alexandra, including myself Chantal Lise Alexandra.
-- chantal1994  7/25/2006
It's the meaning "defender of mankind" that attracts me. The pronunciation is great, too!
-- Tenken  8/11/2006
Alexandra Chando (or Alex Chando), portrays the character of Madeline "Maddie" Coleman, on the soap opera 'As The World Turns.'
-- flowerkate  8/12/2006
Alexandra is a beautiful name for a girl. I also picture dark hair and brown eyes with this name. Lots of great nicknames too.
-- Anonymous User  9/2/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Alexandra here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
Alexandra is a pretty name. I like the nicknames Alexis or Alexia the best. Alex sounds too masculine to me.
-- Emma McHnery  9/11/2006
Princess Alexandra, Prince (Later King) Edward's wife.
-- bellaboo  9/13/2006
A really pretty name, I have a really nice friend called Alexandra, and we call her Alex or Ali. AWESOME CHOICE!
-- bellaboo  9/13/2006
Well my name is Alexandra and sometimes I wish I had another name but most of the time I love it. But can anyone think of a nickname besides Lex, Alex, Alexis, Alexa? It might be hard but if not, oh well.
-- ALEX.ANDRA  10/26/2006
We named on of our twin daughters Alexandra (12 months old now). We pronounce it Al-ex-AHN-dra and call her Alex. It is a beautiful and classic name and we loved it because it was like Elizabeth in that it will remain timeless, and has so many nicknames.
-- mom2evaalex  10/27/2006
My name is Alexandra. It's so long so I don't use it and didn't learn how to write it till I was like 7. Whenever a sub calls me by Alexandra everyone looks at me and laughs. At least they don't know my middle name.
-- Anonymous User  12/13/2006
One of my good friends is Alexandra. I like this name, but whenever I hear it, I think of a snotty person. And if you call her anything BUT Alexandra, be prepared for a thunderstorm!
-- indiana ann  12/27/2006
There's a character in one of the Agatha Christie's novels, named Alexandra. The novel is "Sparkling Cyanide" and the character is Lady Alexandra Farraday.
-- Milena  1/23/2007
My name is Hope Alexandra. I don't know many other Alexandra's - Alexandria seems to be much more popular.
-- aghosta21  2/4/2007
Famous bearer: Deterctive Alexandra Eames, a character on the NBC show Law & Order: Criminal Intent, played by Kathryn Erbe.
-- Anonymous User  2/12/2007
Well I'm called Alexandra and I have brown hair and blue eyes and people say the name suits me pretty well! Most people call me Alex, Alexa, Ally or Lexie. My mum calls me lexielou though as my first and middle names are Alexandra Sophie Louise. I like my name sometimes but others it's so annoying because it's so long. It also gets annoying with the fact that the two nicknames most people call me by: Alex and Ally sound masculine. Does anyone else have any other nickname ideas?
-- Anonymous User  2/22/2007
Alexandra is my real name I suppose but I refuse to answer to it! My name is Alex and everyone calls me Alex. Thing is a boy in my class who was called Alexander all through primary school has decided to take my name! I was always called Alex and he wasn't, it's unfair!
-- Anonymous User  3/14/2007
In Russian, the nickname for Alexandra is Sasha. This is a nice alternative to Ally/Alex (though I do like Lexy).
-- Anonymous User  4/1/2007
There are at least three Alexandras in my grade! I think this name is getting very common and maybe a bit overused! It is still a pretty name, though. I especially like the nicknames "Alex" and "Allie". Not a big fan of Lexie, though.
-- CharlieRob  5/5/2007
Salome Alexandra is the name of the last monarch to die as queen of Judea before it fell to Rome.
-- ElizainEngland  6/23/2007
Nice name, although the most popular short name is Alex which is a guys name too, which is bad. Very BAD! But if you're Lexi, Allie, Lex, or another short form, that's okay.
P.S. How about Andy from the andra sound or Andra itself?
-- spaz123  6/29/2007
I adore this full name and the nickname Alexa. Alex sounds masculine and Alexis sounds feminie.
-- Emma McHnery  7/13/2007
I'm an Alexandra but when I go to the doctors or the dentists the dumb receptionist can never seem to get it right. It's always Alexander or Alexandria! OMG please it's not that hard. It just plain Alexandra, come on it's a pretty common name and do I really look like a boy? Anyone else have this problem?
-- Anonymous User  7/18/2007
I'm not a big fan of Alexandra, it sounds a bit too pompous for a girl (like Elizabeth or Desdemona or Victoria). I knew one Alexandra, she was always quiet, some way angry and really grey person. The name sounded like caricature on this girl. Alexander is much more balanced in my option.
-- ToveTer  7/30/2007
I picture Alexandra as a Hispanic girl with gorgeous black hair and medium skin. If I have a daughter I might name her Alexandra. I like Alex as a nickname.
-- deatheater1408  8/5/2007
My name is Alexandra but I have always gone by Xany. Xandra when I was a baby sometimes Xan. Only problem is most times people can't pronounce it and say Zany. It's a little more orginal nickname than Alex, Ali/Aly, Allie.
-- Anonymous User  8/13/2007
Alexandra was the name of the last Empress of Russia. She was given the name Alix at birth but changed it to Alexandra upon her marriage to Nicholas II. She was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Her husband was forced to abdicate during World War I and sixteen months later they were both murdered by Bolsheviks along with all five of their children. She was a very beautiful woman and this is a very beautiful name, which deserves to be frequently used, in spite of the Empress' tragic history.
-- queenv  9/25/2007
Snooty name. Snobbish New York liberals and similar types of people like to give their daughters this name.
-- johann14  9/25/2007
I chose this name for my daughter in '04. I think it's a beautiful name! I lived up North at the time, and I had heard of a very few "Alexandra's," but since moving South I have hardly heard a peep of the name. I don't think it's all that common of a name; that is why I had chosen it to begin with! I wanted a unique name that wasn't un-heard of, but not odd, either. I think it's regal. Absolutely classy!
-- Anonymous User  10/3/2007
Also found under the form Alechsandra in Judeo-Spanish.
-- Anonymous User  11/22/2007
Alexandra is my name. Here are a few things to think about.

Reactions from others:
Throughout my life, many have said, "What a pretty name" when I introduce myself. However, several kids in elementary school thought it sounded prissy.

Nicknames:
I ended up being called Alex for most of my life, and now and then I'd get "But that's a boy name!" from some rude fellow-child. I experimented with Allie, Lexi, Sandra, Sasha (the Russian nickname), etc. I eventually settled on Lex; it's short, modern, has a fair bit of attitude, and isn't as annoyingly cutesy as Lexi. Alexandra *does* have nicknames for most anyone.
-- 1066  12/2/2007
This name is of Greek origin. It is a feminine longer form of the Greek name Alekos. It means defender or helper of mankind.
-- gammagirl  1/28/2008
I used to prefer to spell it Alexandria, but then I met a girl named Alexandra, and since she has become one of my best friends, I like to spell it the way she spells it now. A helpful thing about this name is that it has a lot of different pet forms (Alex, Andra, Zandra, Lexi, etc.)
-- Pippin  4/19/2008
The name Alex sounds very young, so a better nickname for a an old lady with this name would be Sandra.
-- Hushpuppy  5/10/2008
Famous bearers:
Writer Alexandra Berková
Actress Alexandra Dahlström
Actress Alexandra Neldel
Actress/model Alexandra Kamp
Actress Alexandra Paul
Actors Otto Šimánek and Hermína Jarešová have a daughter Alexandra
-- Emilie007  5/30/2008
One of my best friends' name is Alexandra. She goes by Alex, and that is much better for her! When a sub calls her Alexandra, people look at her and sort of chuckle! I hate how it's mis-pronounced as Alexander! I don't picture a blonde haired, blue eyed person with the name Alexandra.
-- Elizabeth A.  6/9/2008
Alexandra is nice with the nickname Sandy or Sandra.
-- Anonymous User  6/10/2008
Also used in France. Since "Alexandrie" is the French name for the town Alexandria, French people use more "Alexandra" than "Alexandrie" for little girls.
-- Marie-Amelie  6/19/2008
I really like this name, because of all the nicknames you can garner from it. It gives the child herself some choice in what she wants to be called, which I feel is an important part of the naming process that people tend to forget.
-- wishenough  7/19/2008
The name Alexandra used to be what I wanted to name my daughter. Then I would most likely shorten it to Alex. It is a beautiful name! There are all kinds of things a girl could go by if this was her name.
One of my best friends names is Alexandra, she goes by Alex. Now I would always think of her if I named my daughter this. So I will not do it.
-- Jeremiah2911  8/16/2008
Alexandra is my first name and I've always thought it was a bit plain because I know so many other Alexandras. I always feel that it's proper to pronounce it Ah-lex-an-dra, but being from South Jersey I have trouble pronouncing things and say it Ah-le-zan-dra. I honestly have trouble pronouncing it the other way. Also, it makes me very angry when people say Alexandria because there is no 'i' in my name.
-- alexblake  11/8/2008
Rugby player Joe Montana and Jennifer Wallace have a daughter Alexandra Montana (born 10 October 1985).
-- Emilie007  11/17/2008
I think it's okay, and I know a couple Alexandras. One goes by Alex another goes by Ally. Ally's parents sometimes call her Xandy (zandy) which I think is cute and unique, but not something to go by in the general public.
-- margs66  12/14/2008
One of my favourite names, always been one of my favourites. My favourite spelling is Alexandra, but Alexzandra is nice too, or Aleczandra. I don't like the spellings Alecsandra or Alixandra.
-- emmiix3  1/18/2009
Czech, Polish and Slovak pronunciation is "ah-lek-SAHN-drah".
-- MaggieSimpson  2/15/2009
I have a Greek husband, we live in Greece and we named our second daughter Alexandra. It is a very popular and classical name here and pronounced 'alek-SAN-dra'. Our other daughter's name is Athina and we think both of them have classy, mythological Greek names that are quite international, in a sense that these names are well known in English and French speaking countries too. I hope that my girls are going to like their names!
-- panni  2/25/2009
I have to say, I love this name. It's so strong, and I love the meaning and mythology behind it. Alex is my favorite nickname, because it's so simple but expressive.
-- magicalhannah7  2/27/2009
My name is Alexandra, and when I was younger I didn't like it, but now I do. I just think it's a pretty name, and who cares if it's long? It has many options for nicknames, and most people call me Ally. Some of my friends call me Alexandra, and one calls me Xandra sometimes. I don't like to be called Alex, but some people do anyway. Also, I'm probably the only person with this nickname, but my closest friends call me RaRa (get it? AlexandRA).
-- permanentrose  2/28/2009
My younger sister is named Alexandra, and she went by Alex until she was three, when she insisted on being Zandry. She isn't anything BUT a Zandry. We call her just Zan a lot. When she was a baby everybody kept thinking her name was Alexandria, with an I. Also, everybody tries to spell Zandry "Xandria". Oh well. I LOVE the name Alexandra, I wish Zandry would go by the longer version, it's absolutely GORGEOUS, who cares if it's long.
-- baileymarissa  4/9/2009
Someone close to me, she thinks of her name as regal.
-- Anonymous User  4/9/2009
Ok, I changed my mind about the name "Alex" for a nickname for Alexandra. Alex is more for a boy NOT a girl. A great nickname for Alexandra is Alexa! NOT Alex.
-- deatheater1408  4/30/2009
I have a friend named Alexandra- she uses "Alex" as a nickname. Personally, I think the name is quite overused, as well as the nickname Alex. But, I do like the name Alexandra.
-- JillianNora  6/17/2009
I really like the name Alexandra and some of the nicknames that can be derived from it. I agree that Alex is too masculine. My friend has her name shortened to Lexy and sometimes Alexy since she doesn't like the length of it. I much prefer the nickname Alexi. Some people say they see a blonde blue eyed girl, but I see more of a dark brown green or brown eyed girl.
-- Anonymous User  8/1/2009
I do like this name. It's quite pretty.
-- bananarama  8/11/2009
Actor Raoul Schránil and 'furriery' model Růžena Havelková have a daughter Alexandra Schránilová, born 1940.
-- MaggieSimpson  9/20/2009
I used to love this name, but now I don't. I mean it's gotten WAY too common, there is like a million Alexandras (every single one is now "Alex or Lexi").
-- italiannames  10/7/2009
I think Alexandra has a certain grandeur to it but I think the name is too popular to be used. Even its variants are used too much (Alexander, Alexi, Lexi) and there are too many nicknames. No offense too anyone but I don't like nick names. I prefer being called by your given name.
-- Milena Scialfa  10/18/2009
I agree that there are way too many nicknames.

Alex, Lex, Lexa, Alexa, Andrie, Lexi, Andra, Andi, Xandra, Xan, Aly, Al.
THAT IS 12 NICKNAMES! Right off the top of my head. Plus this name is super common, I hear it almost everyday.
-- Alora  1/2/2010
Alexandra Daddario from the Percy Jackson movie.
-- Liesl  2/19/2010
Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna Romanov (1783-1801), oldest daughter of Emperor Paul I of Russia.
-- CarolinW  3/21/2010
Ironically enough, this name was considered unlucky by the Russian Imperial Family because all Romanov Grand Duchesses named Alexandra died before the age of 21.
-- SugarPlumFairy  4/13/2010
Pronounced [a-lə-SHUN-dra] in Portuguese. A common nickname is Xana [shana].
-- SugarPlumFairy  4/13/2010
Actress Tyne Daly (Cagney and Lacey, Judging Amy) has a daughter named Alyxandra.
-- Jamesina  7/7/2010
I love my name! I find it sounds very regal, as I know many monarchs and nobles today and in the past have this name. I have so many nicknames too, like Aleki, Ali, Alex, Alexa, Alexi, Al, Alejandra and so on. :) I get ticked when people mispronounce it as Alexandria, but it's fine, as I can see where they can get confused. Also, my parents told me that it means "savior of the people", which always makes me feel special! :)
-- alexandra-eva  7/14/2010
I really like this name, it is classic and will never go out of style. And you can use many different nicknames.
-- Trexa  10/17/2010
I love this name, it's quite grand sounding without being pretentious in the slightest. Very beautiful!

I like the nicknames Alex and Allie, but I really really don't like Lexie for some odd reason.
-- Chrila96  11/4/2010
Very pretty name and it's also my middle name. I can see it used often as a middle name or shortened to a lot of names.
-- teenagewriter  11/5/2010
I love the name Alexandra! It's so grand!
-- starz26  12/29/2010
In Spansih ALEXANDRA is also used, along with ALEJANDRA. It's more common to see ALEXANDRA, though. [noted -ed]
-- ely_riverbank  4/17/2011
I like the name Alexandra. I do not think it is too long to use. I hate nicknames anyway. I think if parents wanted their kids to go by a shortened version, they should just give their kids that name instead. That being said, if I ever used the name Alexandra, I would insist on her being called by her real name and not a nickname.
-- GibsonGirl  10/28/2011
I used to love the name Alexandra so much I named my cat Alexandra. We call her Alex (it may not be original, but it's cool) and at least it's not Alexandria, which is okay I guess.
-- Artimis99  12/2/2011
Very classic girls name. I also like the nicknames Alexa and Lexi.
-- Amanda_M87  2/24/2012
This is my name, and I have pretty much always liked it since it was bestowed upon me in 1987, haha. My parents said they chose it because they had both always loved it. They liked that it was classic, historic, and would sound professional and appropriate throughout my life. They liked the regal connotations of it, and they liked that it reflected my strong heritage. (My ethnicity is half German and half Greek.)

A lot of people have been picturing what a person named Alexandra would look like... well, I am short/petite, with golden to medium brown hair, golden brown eyes, and tan/olive skin. I guess the Greek side gives me a somewhat exotic look, and I feel like my name fits that.

It does have a variety of nicknames, if that's something that's important to you, though neither my parents nor I are really nickname people. They named me Alexandra because that's what they intended to call me. So I grew up being called that. I switched schools in middle school, and my new classmates kept complaining that my name was too long, and they started calling me Alex, which I never much liked, because that could be a masculine or gender-neutral name, and I wanted something more feminine. I tried to get them to use Lexy, but Alex is what stuck. Oh well... after I graduated high school and left behind that group of people, I reverted back to the full Alexandra. Even my current boyfriend, who knew me in high school, now calls me Alexandra (occasionally Lexy or Lex, affectionately).

I've noticed that this name has stayed somewhat steady between #40 and #60 in the US for the past 25 years, and I'm often surprised at how high its popularity ranking is, because I haven't met that many other Alexandras. The mother of one of my preschool friends adored my name so much that she ended up using it for their youngest daughter, although she always ended up going by Alex. At my public elementary school, there was one other Alexandra, several grades behind me. I did always like that my name was somewhat unique, and that I was the only one in my class with it. I never had to tack on my last initial to differentiate myself, like Lauren H. and Lauren M. or something like that. One of the new students to join my grade in high school was named Alexandra, though she exclusively goes by Alex. I met another Alexandra at a summer camp program in high school, who actually uses her full name like I do. In college, I know there were a number of people that shared my name, but it's a school of 8,000 people, so it's bound to happen. I think there are a lot more of us than it sometimes seems, because many Alexandras use nicknames. For instance, I was one of three Alexandras in my sorority, but one went by Alex, and the other was Allie, so there was never any confusion. That's really about it, and I'm 24 years old now, so maybe I just got lucky that I haven't meet a lot of other people with my name yet, but I don't think that it's a name you hear every day. I feel like it's a name that's recognizable, but not overused. You meet an Alexandra every once in awhile, but it's not excessively common.

Some things to watch out for are:
1) A LOT of people will try to shorten this name. Despite always introducing myself as Alexandra, new acquaintances often ask if I have a nickname, or sometimes just take the liberty of calling me Alex five minutes after meeting.

2) This name gets confused with Alexandria a lot. People seem to want to put the "i" in there. Also, less commonly, people will call me or write down my name as Alexander.

But overall, I like my name, and recommend it to anyone looking for a name that straddles the line between classic and unique/uncommon..
-- alexandra.daniella  3/12/2012
Hi, my name is Alexandra and I love my name. I'm Portuguese and there is a short Portuguese form for Alexandra: Xana. It sounds strange for people that aren't Portuguese but for me is perfect.
My friends also call me Lexi.
-- XanaPereira  4/4/2012
Princess Alexandra of Bavaria (1826-1875) was the youngest daughter of Ludwig I of Bavaria and his wife Therese.
-- CarolinW  6/8/2012
Alexandra (1842-1849) was the oldest daughter of Alexander II of Russia and his wife Maria. She died young.
-- CarolinW  6/11/2012
Alexandra (1825-1844) was the daughter of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna.
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
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-- biancalove  9/17/2012
I commented on this post years ago, and just happened to be looking through it again, and I wanted to second what Alexandra Daniela said-- people *always* want to stick the 'i' in to make it Alexandria. Substitute teachers in high school were my enemy, for that reason. That or they assumed I went by "Alex" which I don't, and never respond to. I'm just not an Alex, and I strongly dislike people automatically calling me Alex.
Nevertheless, I (still) love my name. As for nicknames-- I am a nickname person, so, for example, my boyfriend calls me Lexie, my older brother and sister and some friends call me Lex or Lexa. I usually introduce myself as Alexa (which occasionally causes problems with people older than, say, 50. They seem to prefer "Alexia" or "Alexis"). Every now and then throughout school, mostly in college, there are an Alex/Alexandria/Allie or two in my classes, but not many 'Alexa's, so that's been nice.

One of my favorite things about my name is being able to put "Alexandra" on resumes and whatnot. It's regal, powerful, and I think it gives me an edge that other names just don't have.
-- dancindiva03  11/5/2012
I know a girl that goes by Xandra. (pronounced Zan-druh)
Also, I like the nickname Zandy, or Zandra.
-- SEC908  11/30/2012
I love this name! It sounds very elegant, I think it's a great name!
-- Gio123  3/2/2013
I find it ironic that a woman's name would mean "a defender of men". :D.
-- angolmois  4/9/2013
Beautiful and very classy name.
-- BehindTheNameFan  8/7/2013
The name is also used in Russia and it is written Александрва in Russian. [noted -ed]
-- aeoneC  9/5/2013
Nice name, but far too common these days. I would not name my daughter this unless you want to be 1/5 Alex's in each class.
-- Anonymous User  5/17/2014

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