Meaning:man's defender
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.

Famous Alexandras

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  • Alexandra
    Princess Marina and Prince George
  • Alexandra Burke
    British Musician
  • Alexandra Daddario
    TV Actress
  • Alexandra Kerry
    Daughter of John Kerry
  • Alexandra of Denmark
  • Alexandra Paul
    TV Actress

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