Alexandra (Alex, Aleksandra
, Aleks, Xandra
) is gender feminine, the masculine form being Alexander. From the Greek Alexandra, the female form of Alexandros
, from alexein meaning "to ward off, keep off, turn away, defend, protect" and aner
meaning "man".Origin Meaning: "Defender, protector of man". Alexandra (Greek: Ἀλεξάνδρα) is the feminine form of the given name Alexander, which is a romanization of the Greek name Ἀλέξανδρος (Alexandros). Etymologically, the name is a compound of the Greek verb ἀλέξειν (alexein) "to defend" and ἀνήρ (anēr) "man" (GEN ἀνδρός andros
). Thus it may be roughly translated as "defender of man" or "protector of man".123 The name was one of the titles or epithets given to the Greek goddess Hera
and as such is usually taken to mean "one who comes to save warriors".