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Alexandra Name Popularity

How popular is the name Alexandra? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Alexandra was the 123rd most popular girls name, representing 0.1731% of girl births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Alexandra has been the 154th most popular girls name, representing 0.1546% of girl births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 1,081 5 0.001%
1913 0 0%
1914 933 14 0.002%
1915 957 20 0.0022%
1916 988 19 0.002%
1917 862 31 0.0031%
1918 1,042 20 0.0019%
1919 1,011 20 0.0019%
1920 1,475 6 0.0005%
1921 1,071 20 0.0017%
1922 1,473 6 0.0005%
1923 1,071 20 0.0018%
1924 1,272 13 0.0011%
1925 1,151 17 0.0015%
1926 1,194 14 0.0013%
1927 1,056 21 0.0019%
1928 1,256 12 0.0011%
1929 1,519 5 0.0005%
1930 1,206 12 0.0011%
1931 1,542 5 0.0005%
1932 1,280 8 0.0008%
1933 1,245 9 0.001%
1934 945 22 0.0023%
1935 926 24 0.0025%
1936 1,075 14 0.0015%
1937 1,113 14 0.0014%
1938 761 43 0.0042%
1939 831 32 0.0031%
1940 872 32 0.003%
1941 869 34 0.003%
1942 670 81 0.0064%
1943 640 94 0.0072%
1944 650 85 0.0069%
1945 667 80 0.0066%
1946 678 94 0.0064%
1947 683 106 0.0064%
1948 704 97 0.0061%
1949 686 106 0.0066%
1950 747 88 0.0055%
1951 739 97 0.0057%
1952 674 127 0.0073%
1953 749 101 0.0057%
1954 688 136 0.0074%
1955 739 117 0.0064%
1956 722 132 0.007%
1957 746 133 0.0069%
1958 731 136 0.0072%
1959 691 158 0.0083%
1960 695 165 0.0087%
1961 686 176 0.0093%
1962 692 173 0.0094%
1963 646 195 0.0109%
1964 564 260 0.0148%
1965 545 257 0.0157%
1966 532 267 0.0171%
1967 484 337 0.0222%
1968 406 483 0.0322%
1969 414 492 0.0319%
1970 381 578 0.0363%
1971 389 541 0.036%
1972 358 577 0.0424%
1973 333 625 0.0482%
1974 319 658 0.0506%
1975 313 691 0.0538%
1976 323 655 0.0508%
1977 315 713 0.0529%
1978 310 716 0.0533%
1979 291 792 0.0562%
1980 291 823 0.0563%
1981 220 1,172 0.0797%
1982 180 1,510 0.101%
1983 163 1,679 0.1138%
1984 96 2,803 0.1884%
1985 92 3,005 0.198%
1986 72 3,795 0.2514%
1987 59 5,219 0.342%
1988 49 6,966 0.447%
1989 43 7,678 0.4758%
1990 37 8,506 0.5132%
1991 36 9,456 0.5801%
1992 29 10,221 0.6403%
1993 28 10,676 0.6848%
1994 28 10,226 0.6663%
1995 26 10,160 0.6741%
1996 26 10,023 0.6694%
1997 30 8,750 0.5916%
1998 27 8,606 0.575%
1999 32 8,164 0.5452%
2000 36 7,546 0.494%
2001 38 7,041 0.4673%
2002 38 6,936 0.4628%
2003 38 6,544 0.4301%
2004 37 6,614 0.4339%
2005 37 6,313 0.4129%
2006 40 6,094 0.3892%
2007 49 5,344 0.3387%
2008 61 4,604 0.2979%
2009 69 4,158 0.2782%
2010 64 4,016 0.2787%
2011 77 3,614 0.2537%
2012 76 3,471 0.2436%
2013 83 3,491 0.2452%
2014 92 3,306 0.2269%
2015 101 2,986 0.2052%
2016 110 2,834 0.1966%
2017 117 2,587 0.1854%
2018 123 2,378 0.1731%

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Names Like Alexandra

If you like Alexandra, you’ll love these other names like Alexandra.


What names are diminutives of Alexandra?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Alexandra sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Alexandra, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Alexa

Defender of man

Greek

#90 (0.221%)  
Alexina

Man's defender; defender, protector

Greek

Sasha

A short variant form, regarded as Russian, of Alexandra.

Russian

#551 (0.0352%)  

What names are variants of Alexandra?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Alexandra.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Alandra

Man's defender

Greek

Alastrina

Man's defender

Greek

Alastriona

Man's defender

Greek

Alejanda

Man's defender

Greek

Alejandra

Man's defender

Greek

#502 (0.04%)  
Alejandrina

Man's defender

Greek

Aleka

Man's defender

Greek

Alekanederina

Man's defender

Greek

Aleki

Man's defender

Greek

Aleksandra

Man's defender

Greek

#2,074 (0.0019%)  
Alesandare

Man's defender

Greek

Alesandere

Man's defender

Greek

Alessanda

Man's defender

Greek

Alessandra

Defender of man

Italian

#318 (0.0696%)  
Alessandre

Man's defender

Greek

Alessandrina

Man's defender

Greek

Alessandrine

Man's defender

Greek

Alessia

Help, aid; man's defender

Greek

#555 (0.0349%)  
Alex
#1,230 (0.0079%)  
Alexa

Defender of man

Greek

#90 (0.221%)  
Alexanda

Man's defender

Greek

Alexanderia

Man's defender

Greek

Alexanderine

Man's defender

Greek

Alexandre

Man's defender

Greek

Alexandrea

Man's defender

Greek

#2,583 (0.0009%)  
Alexandreana

Man's defender

Greek

Alexandrena

Man's defender

Greek

Alexandrene

Man's defender

Greek

Alexandretta

Man's defender

Greek

Alexandria

Defender of man

Greek

#274 (0.0834%)  
Alexandrina

Man's defender

Greek

Alexandrine

Man's defender

Greek

Alexea

Man's defender

Greek

Alexena

Man's defender

Greek

Alexene

Man's defender

Greek

Alexi

Man's defender; defender, protector

Greek

#2,476 (0.0011%)  
Alexia

Man's defender; defender, protector

Greek

#496 (0.0405%)  
Alexie

Man's defender

Greek

Alexina

Man's defender; defender, protector

Greek

Alexine

Man's defender; defender, protector

Greek

Alexis

Defender

Greek

#175 (0.1188%)  
Alexsandra

Man's defender

Greek

Ali

Exalted

Arabic

#1,773 (0.0032%)  
Alie

Precious; awakening; noble, bright, famous; man's defender; noble, exalted

Polynesian

Aliki

Noble, exalted

German

Alissandre

Man's defender; noble

Greek

Alissandrine

Man's defender; noble

Greek

Alista

Man's defender

Greek

Alix

Noble

German

#3,267 (0.0004%)  
Alixandra

Man's defender

Greek

Alixandria

Man's defender

Greek

Alla

A diminutive form of Alice.

Alle

Man's defender

Greek

Allejandra

Man's defender

Greek

Allejandrina

Man's defender

Greek

Allessa

Man's defender

Greek

Allessandra

Man's defender

Greek

Allexa

Man's defender

Greek

Allexandra

Man's defender

Greek

Allexandrina

Man's defender

Greek

Allexina

Man's defender

Greek

Allexine

Man's defender

Greek

Alli

Noble, bright, famous; man's defender; noble, exalted

Greek

Allie

Shortened Al- name form

English

#336 (0.0635%)  
Allix

Man's defender

Greek

Ally

Noble, bright, famous; man's defender; noble, exalted

Greek

#1,219 (0.0079%)  
Alyxandra

Man's defender

Greek

Anda

Man's defender; ultimate bliss; adventurous; bold journey

Indian (Sanskrit)

Cesya

Man's defender; blind; sixth; the moon

Welsh

Dzana

Man's defender

Greek

Elena

Shining light

Greek

#66 (0.2728%)  
Ellena

Man's defender; sun ray, shining light

Greek

#2,242 (0.0015%)  
Lesy

Man's defender

Greek

Lesya

Man's defender

Greek

Lexa

Man's defender

Greek

#1,570 (0.0044%)  
Lexi

Defender of man

Greek

#330 (0.0659%)  
Lexie

Greek

#723 (0.0221%)  
Lexine

Man's defender

Greek

Lexy

Man's defender; defender, protector

Greek

#1,966 (0.0023%)  
Lisandra

Greek

Lisandrina

Man's defender

Greek

Lisandrine

Man's defender

Greek

Lissandra

Man's defender

Greek

Lissandre

Man's defender; noble

Greek

Lissandrine

Man's defender

Greek

Sanda

Man's defender

Greek

Sande

Man's defender; man's defender, warrior

Greek

Sandee

Man's defender; man's defender, warrior

Greek

Sandi

Man's defender; man's defender, warrior

Greek

Sandie

Man's defender; man's defender, warrior

Greek

Sandra

A short form of Alexandra, which see.

Italian

#909 (0.0156%)  
Sandrina

Man's defender

Greek

Sandrine

Man's defender

Greek

Sandy

Greek

#1,802 (0.0031%)  
Sandye

Man's defender

Greek

Sanndra

Man's defender

Greek

Sannie

Man's defender

Greek

Sasha

A short variant form, regarded as Russian, of Alexandra.

Russian

#551 (0.0352%)  
Sashenka

Man's defender

Greek

Shura

Russian

Shurochka

Man's defender

Greek

Sinisa

Man's defender

Greek

Sohndra

Man's defender; man's defender, warrior

Greek

Sondra

Greek

Xandra

Greek

Zahndra

Man's defender

Spanish

Zanda

Man's defender

Greek

Zandra

A variant form of Sandra, which is a short form of Alexandra.

Spanish

Zanndra

Man's defender

Spanish

Zohndra

Man's defender

Spanish

Zondra

Man's defender

Spanish


What names sound like Alexandra?

If you like how Alexandra sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Alexandra.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Alexanna

Defender, protector

Greek

Alexanne

Defender, protector

Greek


What names are similar to Alexandra?

Find a name that’s like Alexandra, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Alesta

Greek

Andrea

Manly and virile

Greek

#132 (0.155%)  
Cendrine

Little ashes

French

Elixyvett

Modern

Lysandra

Greek

Roxanne

Dawn

Persian

#1,147 (0.009%)  
Saskia

The Saxon people

Slavic

#3,503 (0.0004%)  

Lists With Alexandra

Find inspiration in these baby girl name lists featuring the name Alexandra.


Siblings of Alexandra

Mamas with kids named Alexandra also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Milo

Soldier

German

#178 (0.1582%)  

4 Comments

  1. I’ve alaways knew that if it will be a girl, her name will be Alexandra. For me reprez a strong, beautiful name.

  2. It’s a name that is classic, feminine, strong. Lots of options for nicknames. Sounds good in multiple languages.

  3. Alexandra was one of my husbands top picks. He didn’t love my picks, so I compromised on it. But I do love it now. We call her Alex for short which I adore tomboy names. Her middle name is Jett after legendary punk rocker Joan Jett.

  4. My husband chose this name because he is a History major and big into History. We call her Alex for now, but she’s only 9 months old and may want to go by a different nickname in the future. We thought it flowed well with her chosen middle name. My husband also likes how lyrical Alexandra sounds. He’s a fan of names that end in A


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