If your name is Alexandria, you are all about strength and leadership. You are certainly most happy and comfortable in situations where you have authority and can take charge. You are not nearly as satisfied (and tend to become quite frustrated) in situations where you need to take advice or orders from somebody else. It’s a good thing that you are destined to be a manager! Managerial positions suit you well also because you are ambitious and you strive to be financially successful, and managerial positions which allow you to utilize your excellent problem-solving skills will give you the ability to do just that. You display generosity and philanthropy with the financial rewards you have earned, never hesitating to help those who are deserving of your assistance. You are a capable team leader, and you seem to be able to bring out the best in each member. You never lose sight of the big picture though you also manage never to forget a detail!
Because you are so focused on career and ambition, sometimes your personal relationships suffer. So on occasion, don’t forget to train your formidable organizational and managerial skills in the direction of showing affection and appreciation to those who are important to you.
Alexandria is the feminine form of the boys’ name Alexander. Alexander, in turn, is the Latin form of the Greek name Alexandros, which came from “alexo”, meaning “to defend, help” and “aner”, meaning “man”—together “defender of man.” Most famous by far of the Alexanders in history is Alexander the Great, the 4th century king of Macedon. A man with an ego, he named several cities Alexandria after himself, including Alexandria, Egypt.
Alexandria came into popular usage in the United States in 1969. It didn’t do much in terms of popularity through the 1970s, but it achieved dramatic gains during the 1980s. It peaked in the 1990s with a spot in the Top 100. It has recently lost some popularity but still remains a beautiful choice.
As Alexandria is a relatively recent entry into popular usage in the United States, there aren’t too many famous Alexandrias of note. However, there are numerous very famous parents who have fallen in love with the name Alexandria enough to give it to their own daughters. These celebs include superstar musician David Bowie, Rolling Stone’s Keith Richards, baseball’s left-handed pitcher “The Big Unit” Randy Johnson, and supermodel Iman. Pretty good PR for the beautiful name Alexandria!