If the defender of mankind was a woman, she might be called Alexandra. The female form of Alexander was popular in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe but little heard of in the English-speaking world until Princess Alexandra of Denmark married the heir to the British throne, Edward VII, in 1863. Variations include Alessandra, Alejandra and Alexandria. Nicknames range from Alex to Lexi, Alexa and Xandra. Two actresses who have rocked superpowers on film include Alexandra Daddario, as the daughter of Athena in the Percy Jackson movies, and Alexandra Shipp, as the teenage Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse.
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- AlexandraPrincess Marina and Prince George
- Alexandra BurkeBritish Musician
- Alexandra DaddarioTV Actress
- Alexandra KerryDaughter of John Kerry
- Alexandra of DenmarkRoyalty
- Alexandra PaulTV Actress
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