Gender Feminine
Scripts Αλεξάνδρα(Greek) Александра(Russian, Ukrainian) Ἀλεξάνδρα(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. al-ig-ZAN-drə(English)
a-leh-KSAN-dra(German, Romanian)
u-li-SHUNN-dru(European Portuguese)
a-leh-SHUN-dru(Brazilian Portuguese)
A-lehk-san-dra(Czech, Slovak)
a-lehk-SAN-dra(Spanish, Italian)
A-LEH-KSAN-DRA(Classical Greek)

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.

Related Names

VariantsAlexandrea, Alexandria, Alexandrina(English) 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) Alexandrine(French) Sassa(Swedish) Aleka(Greek) Andra, Sanda(Romanian) Alexa, Szandra(Hungarian) Ale(Spanish) Alessa, Sandra(Italian) Aleks, Aleksandrina, Alesya, Alya, Asya, Sanya, Sasha, Sashenka, Shura(Russian) Aleks, Lesya, Olesya, 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) Alexander(Hungarian) Alexandre(Catalan) Alejandro(Spanish) Alessandro(Italian) Alexander, Alexandros(Ancient Greek) Alexander, Alexandros(Greek Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesAliaksandra, Alesya(Belarusian) Aleksandra, Aleksandrina, Asya, Sashka(Bulgarian) Aleksandra, Sanda, Sandra, Saša(Croatian) Aleksandra(Estonian) Aleksandra(Finnish) Alastríona(Irish) Aleksandra, Sanda, Sandra, Santa(Latvian) Aleksandra, Sandra(Lithuanian) Aleksandra, Sandra, Sashka, Saška(Macedonian) Aleksandra, Ola, Sandra(Polish) Saundra(Scottish) Aleksandra, Sandra, Saša(Serbian) Aleksandra, Alja, Sandra, Saša, Saška(Slovene)
User SubmissionAlexandrà

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Name Days

Czechia: April 21
Greece: August 30
Hungary: May 18
Russia: May 6
Russia: May 31
Russia: June 23
Slovakia: January 2
Sweden: February 17


Entry updated November 20, 2020