Alexandra

Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Alexandra


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gender = Female
meaning = "Protector of man"
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origin = Greek
related names = Alexander, Cassandra, Alessandra, Alejandra, Alexandria, Sandra, Aleksandra, Alexa, Alexis, Lexy, Lexi, Leksa, Lexa, Alex, Alexzandra, Zandra, Alexz, Aleks, Alezx, Kassandra Xandra, Alexza, Alekzander, Alekzandra, Alix, Allix, Alexi, Olesia, and Olesya, Sasha all the names ending with an 'a' can be spelled with a 'h' at the end
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Alexandra ( _el. Αλεξάνδρα) is the feminine form of the given name Alexander, which is a romanization of the Greek name "Αλέξανδρος" (Alexandros). Etymologically, the name is a compound of the Greek verb "ἀλέξειν" (alexein) "to defend" and the noun "ἀνδρός" (andros), genitive of "ἀνήρ" (anēr) "man". Thus it may be roughly translated as "protector of man".The earliest attested record of the name is the Mycenaean Alexandra, written in Linear B. ["The Mycenaean World", by John Chadwick, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1976, 1999 [http://www.geocities.com/kurogr/linearb.pdf] ]

People

People with "Alexandra" as the full name

* Alexandra or Cassandra, a prophetess in Greek mythology
* Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg (born 1964), former wife of Prince Joachim of Denmark
* Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (born 1970)
* Alexandra of Denmark (1844-1925), consort of King Edward

People with the given name "Alexandra"

* Alexandra Caso, a Dominican Republic volleyball player
* Alexandra Dahlström, a Swedish actress
* Alexandra David-Néel, a French explorer, anarchist, spiritualist, Buddhist and writer
* Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Nicholas II of Russia
* Alexandra Shiryaeva, a Russian beach volleyball player
* Alexandra Tydings, an American actress
* Alexandra Tolstaya, daughter of Leo Tolstoy
* Alexz Johnson, star of The- N show, Instant Star
* Alexandra Pena, grand-daughter of judo champion Patrick Budowski

Places

* Alexandra, New Zealand, town in the South Island
* Alexandra, Oldham, an electoral ward and locality of the town of Oldham, England
* Alexandra, South Africa, township near Johannesburg
* Alexandra, Victoria, a rural town in Australia
* Alexandra Bridge, a Canadian inter-provincial bridge linking Gatineau, Quebec and Ottawa, Ontario

Other

* "Alexandra's Project" an Australian film starring Gary Sweet and Helen Buday
* "Alexandra (plant)", a genus of flowering plants
* "Alexandra (film)", a 2007 film by Alexander Sokurov
* HMY "Alexandra", a British royal yacht
* HMS "Alexandra" (1875), a British Victorian-era ironclad battleship
* 54 Alexandra, an asteroid
* Alexandra (1905 automobile), an early British automobile

hortened to

*"Alex"
*"Allie"
*"Ali"
*"Alli"
*"Andra"
*"Lexi"
*"Lexie"
*"Lex"
*"Lexy"
*"Lexa"
*"Ally"
*"Xandra"
*"Alexa"
*"Sandra"
*"Ale"
*"Sasha"
*"Alix"
*"Allix"
*"Lesh"
*"Olesia"
*"Ola"
*"Alixa"

ee also

*Alessandra
*Alexandria
*Sandra (given name)


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