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Origin: Russian Federation
Region Origin: Eastern Europe

Alexandra is a female given name of Greek origin, and it is the first attested form of its variants, including Alexander. Etymologically, the name is a compound of the Greek verb ἀλέξειν (alexein), meaning 'to defend', and ἀνήρ (anēr), meaning 'man'. The name Alexandra may be roughly translated as "defender of man" or "protector of man". The name was an epithet of the goddess Hera in Greek mythology and was also borne by several early Christian saints and the wife of Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia. Alexandra is the feminine form of Alexander, which is derived from the Greek components ἀλέξειν (to defend) and ἀνήρ (man). The name takes several forms across different languages and cultures, including Alejandra, Aleksandra, Alissandra, Alessandra, and Oleksandra. Popular nicknames for Alexandra include Alex, Alexa, and Lexi.

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