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QUICK FACTS ON Alexandra

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English, Greek
  • Popularity: 28
  • Simple Meaning: Defender of men

CHARACTERISTICS OF Alexandra

Ambitious
Leader
Problem-solver
Manager
Successful

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PERSONALITY OF THE PERSON NAMED Alexandra

As an Alexandra, you are a natural-born leader. Your ability to motivate and organize a team towards meeting a goal is a force to be reckoned with, and you always seem able to draw out the best in the people you work with. This skill in particular gives you the potential for great success financially and in business. Your personality makes you much more likely to be a leader than a follower. In fact, you don’t much care for situations in which you have to take orders or advice from others. You are able to look at any situation and see all the details immediately, and you are very practical in your views, especially regarding whether or not something will be financially successful.

Your financial success is important to you, and it’s a good thing, too, because you love the best that life has to offer. At the same time, you are also driven by justice and fairness, and this leads you to give help where it is needed and deserved. Incidentally, your financial success is also well deserved because of your strong ambition, your leadership skills, and your ability to solve problems with skill and ease.

HISTORICAL ORIGIN – Alexandra

The name Alexandra is the feminine form of the name Alexander. Alexander, in turn, is a Latinized form of the Greek name Alexandros, meaning “defending men.” The name Alexander’s most famous bearer in all of history was Alexander the Great, the King of Macedon (a Greek kingdom) in the 4th century BC. Many historians still consider Alexander the Great to be the greatest military leader of all time, making it completely appropriate that he had a name meaning “defending men.”

POPULARITY OF THE NAME Alexandra

The name Alexandra showed up in popular usage in the United States beginning in the 1940s (much later than in the rest of the world), and began to climb the charts in the 1960s. In 1984, Alexandra became one of the Top 100 most popular girls’ names in the US, and reached peak popularity in 1995 and 1996 as #26. Since that time, though still popular, the name Alexandra has begun to decrease in popularity in the US.

FAMOUS PEOPLE NAMED Alexandra

Famous Alexandras include actresses Alexandra Holden and Alexandra Paul, writers Alexandra Silva and Alexandra Novakova, and jazz musician Alexandra Gerhard-Garcia. Alexandra is also a well-loved name among celebrities, many of whom have named their daughters Alexandra. This list includes singer Paul Anka, ballet dancer and actor, Mikhail Baryshnikov, author Ray Bradbury, actors Tony Curtis, Dustin Hoffman, Lorenzo Lamas, Ray Romano, actresses Whoopi Goldberg, Jessica Lange, and Gena Rowlands, football quarterback Joe Montana, Russian author Leo Tolstoy, and Princess Caroline of Monaco, just to name a few!

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