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Defender of mankind
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Alejandra
Alejandra is the Spanish feminine form for the Greek male name Alexander. Or more specifically, it’s the Spanish equivalent to Alexandra. Alexander is the Latin form of the Greek name “Alexandros”. The name’s meaning is interpreted from the Greek “alexein” which means “to defend” plus “andros” which translates to “man, warrior” in a relationship or possessive form. Hence the meaning: ‘defender of men or mankind’. Alexander the Great was King of Macedon in the 4th century B.C.; you’d be hard pressed to find a warrior more legendary than this man. Alexander the Great founded the city of Alexandria with the intention of making a great Hellenistic center of the world and a link between Greece and the rich Nile Valley. This “great” name was adopted throughout Europe in many different languages. Some of the feminine variants in other languages include: Aleksandra (Slavic); Alessandra (Italian); Alexandra (English); Alexandrine (French, German); Alondra (also Spanish); Lekszi (Hungarian); Sandra (Nordic); Sasha (Russian); Xandra (Dutch) and the list goes on. The Alexander family of names has been one of the most successful, longest lasting of all names.
Popularity of the Name Alejandra
The Spanish Alejandra first entered the U.S. popularity charts in 1973 and has mainly been restricted to the states of California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas where there is the highest concentration of Hispanics and Latinos. The name saw some relatively rapid growth in the 70s and 80s and hit its highest point on the charts in 1993 at position #147. However, the name has been waning in usage as the 21st century gets under way. While the Spanish-speaking population in America is still growing, it appears that second and third generation Latin-Americans are moving away from their traditional Spanish names. Still the 19th most popular girl’s name in Mexico and ranked in 22nd place in Spain (2010), Alejandra doesn’t quite have the same success here in the States. Alejandra is absolutely a strong four-syllable name loaded with confidence. But there’s also a certain softness and delicacy to this Spanish version that just rolls off the tongue effortlessly.
Popularity of the Girl Name Alejandra
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Alejandra
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Alejandra
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Popular Songs on Alejandra
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Alejandra
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Famous People Named Alejandra
Famous People Named Alejandra - Alejandra Guzman (Mexican singer)
Children of Famous People Named Alejandra
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Alejandra - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Alejandra
The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.
Variations of the Baby Name - Alejandra