GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: al-əg-ZAN-dree-ə  [details]

Meaning & History

Feminine form of ALEXANDER. Alexander the Great founded several cities by this name (or renamed them) as he extended his empire eastward. The most notable of these is Alexandria in Egypt, founded by Alexander in 331 BC.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Alexandra (Ancient Greek), Aleksandra, Aleksandrina, Asya, Sashka (Bulgarian), Alexandra (Catalan), Aleksandra, Sanda, Sandra, Saša (Croatian), Alexandra (Czech), Alexandra, Sandra (Danish), Alexandra, Alex, Sandra, Xandra (Dutch), Aleksandra (Estonian), Alexandra, Alexandrine, Alexandrie, Sacha, Sandra, Sandrine, Sasha (French), Alexandra, Alexa, Sandra, Sascha (German), Alexandra, Aleka (Greek), Alexandra (Greek Mythology), Alexandra, Alexa, Szandra (Hungarian), Alexandra, Sandra (Icelandic), Alastríona (Irish), Alessandra, Alessa, Alexandra, Sandra (Italian), Sandra (Latvian), Sandra (Lithuanian), Aleksandra, Sandra, Sashka (Macedonian), Alexandra, Sandra (Norwegian), Aleksandra, Ola, Sandra (Polish), Alexandra, Alexandrina, Sandra (Portuguese), Alexandra, Sanda, Sandra (Romanian), Aleksandra, Alexandra, Aleksandrina, Asya, Sanya, Sasha, Shura (Russian), Saundra (Scottish), Aleksandra, Sandra, Saša (Serbian), Alexandra (Slovak), Aleksandra, Sandra, Saša (Slovene), Alejandra, Ale, Alexandra, Sandra (Spanish), Alexandra, Sandra, Sassa (Swedish), Aleksandra, Alexandra, Oleksandra, Lesya, Sasha (Ukrainian)


cities, place names
Entry updated October 11, 2012