Alexandria - Meaning of Alexandria
[ 5 syll. a-le-xan-dria, al-exandr-ia ] The baby girl name Alexandria is pronounced as aa-LehKS-AENDRiy-aa- †. Alexandria is used chiefly in the English and Greek languages. Its origin is Old Greek. The name was given by Alexander the Great to a city in Egypt which he founded in 331 BC; the city was the capital of Egypt until the Muslim conquest of Egypt in 641 AD.
In addition, Alexandria is a variant of Alexandra in the English and Greek languages.
The name Alexandria is widely used; it has 27 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants of Alexandria used in English include Alaxandria, Alecsandria, Aleczandria, Alexanderia, Alexanderine, Alexandrea, Alexandreia, Alexandrena, Alexandrie, Alexandrina, Alexandrine, Alexandrya, Alexanndria, Alexendria, Alexendrine, Alexsandria, Alexzandria, Alixandrea, Alixandria, and Alyxandria. The short form Alexia (used in German, and Spanish as well), and the diminutives Allex, Andrea (used in Portuguese, and Spanish as well), and Sani are other English variants. A variant of the name in other languages is Sandrine (Greek). Specific foreign variants include the diminutives Lesy (Spanish) and Lesya (Russian).
Variant forms share the origin and meaning of Alexandria.
Alexandria is a popular baby girl name. The name's popularity rose from the 1960s up to the 1990s; before that, it was of very modest use only. Its usage peaked in 1993 with 0.256% of baby girls being given the name Alexandria. It had a ranking of #69 then. The baby name has fallen in popularity since then. In 2018, its usage was 0.063% and its ranking #282, but it was nonetheless the 3rd most popular after Alexandra and Andrea, among all girl names in its family. In 2018, the name was twice as popular as Alexandria.
† Pronunciation for Alexandria: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
A famous person named Alexandria is Actress Sandra Dee, born Alexandria Zuck 23 April 1944 - 20 February 2005, Bayonne, New Jersey.