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Alexandra

man's defender
ORIGIN: Greek
POPULARITY: 264
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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Queen Elizabeth II’s first cousin and a bridesmaid at her 1947 wedding, Princess Alexandra, the Honourable Lady Ogilvy, was born on Christmas Day 1936. She is the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent, the wife of Angus Ogilvy, and the mother of James and Marina. Alexandra is still an active member of the royal family and supports more than 100 organizations, from food charities to elderly-assistance groups. She also has the title head of state and attends many ceremonial occasions.
famous Alexandras
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  • Alexandra Kerry
    Daughter of John Kerry
  • Alexandra Daddario
    TV Actress
  • Alexandra Burke
    British Musician
  • Alexandra Paul
    TV Actress
  • Alexandra of Denmark
    Royalty

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