Alexandra comes from the male Alexander...which stems from the Greek Alexandros...which can be broken down into alexo (to defend) and aner (man). So! We’ve got Alexandra, the (decidedly female) defender of man. Though it’s less popular than sister names Alexis and Alexa, the nice thing about Alexandra is that it gives you the full, more sophisticated version or use the more casual, tomboyish nickname Alex. Though it’s dropped significantly from its ’90s peak (average ranking 28), all the different forms keep it relevant -- and going the Alexandra route gives you access to all of them.