Alexandra

Alexandra - A unique female name



  May 26,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Alexandra, meaning defending men, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1912 on position #1103. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Alexandra and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Alexandra? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Alexandra. The baby girl name Alexandra was given to 3,451 baby girls in 2012, ranking #76 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 410 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Alexandra peaked in popularity 24 years ago in 1995 on position 26.



Famous with this name

Alexandra Daddario
Alexandra Maria Lara
Alexandra Krosney


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Rating: 4/5 (17 people)


Alexandra is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Alexandra is currently topping the baby name charts in New Jersey at position #34 - and is the least popular in Oklahoma at position #273.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Alexandra is where you live.


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Alexandra origin and meaning

Alexandra is a 9 letter name with 4 syllables. This name means defending men. To see famous people named Alexandra, pop culture references for the name Alexandra and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Alexandra

We've found the following names that sound similar to Alexandra, sorted by popularity.

Allison / Alison / Alexandria / Alejandra / Allyson / Alyson / Alessandra / Alexandrea / Alexander / Alisson /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201276
201176
201064
200969
200861
200749
200640
200537
200437
200338
200238
200138
200036
199932
199827
199730
199626
199526
199428
199328
199229
199136
199037
198943
198849
198759
198672
198592
198497
1983163
1982180
1981220
1980290
1979293
1978307
1977318
1976324
1975314
1974320
1973333
1972356
1971389
1970381
1969414
1968407
1967485
1966534
1965546
1964566
1963648
1962696
1961689
1960699
1959694
1958728
1957750
1956727
1955745
1954695
1953754
1952679
1951744
1950753
1949685
1948710
1947688
1946681
1945670
1944654
1943645
1942676
1941878
1940879
1939843
1938773
19371125
19361099
1935931
1934956
19331299
19321346
19311593
19301249
19291696
19281293
19271094
19261254
19251174
19241343
19231107
19221669
19211102
19201642
19191037
19181057
1917873
19161013
1915970
1914953
19121103

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey34
New York37
Massachusetts39
Connecticut39
District of Columbia51
Rhode Island52
Illinois54
Florida56
New Hampshire58
Colorado59
Virginia63
California67
Pennsylvania72
Vermont72
Washington75
Texas77
Oregon80
Wyoming81
Maryland83
Arizona88
Minnesota91
Nevada101
Ohio113
North Carolina116
Indiana121
Kansas122
Delaware125
Georgia128
Missouri129
Michigan132
Wisconsin138
South Dakota138
Maine147
Utah151
Alaska162
West Virginia173
South Carolina175
Alabama181
Nebraska185
New Mexico191
Louisiana193
Iowa196
Idaho202
Tennessee209
Kentucky216
Montana221
Arkansas226
Mississippi265
Oklahoma273

Even more about Alexandra


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Alexandra a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Alexandra?

4 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1995
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Alexandra
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 410
Letter count 9
Syllable count 4
Year first discovered 1912
2012 births +3,451

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