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Alessandra Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Alessandra is of Italian origin.

The meaning of Alessandra is "defender of mankind".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 299  in baby name popularity for girls with 1078 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Alessandra Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Alessandra has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Alessandra to other names.


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Related Names

Alessandra is a form of the name Alexander.

Alessandra has the diminutive (nickname) Sandra.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Alessandra Ambrosio.

Name Fun

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Be creative with the name Alessandra.

Just for fun, see the name Alessandra in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Names Like This

Italian children normally receive one or two given names.

Italian babies are frequently named after family members, Roman Catholic saints including local patron saints and other biblical figures. Traditionally, the first born son was named after the father's father, the first daughter after the father's mother, the second son after the mother's father, and the second daughter after the mother's mother. Some Italians still follow this custom today.

Many Italian male given names end in -o or -e while female names often end in -a and -e.

Nicknames may be formed for almost any name by adding a variety of suffexes including -ino/-ina, -etto/-etta, -ello/-ella, -uccio/-uccia, -uzzo/-uzza. These endings can the be used for example to turn Paola to Paoletta and Donato into Donatello.