Alessandra – Name Meaning

Alessandra is a female given name of Italian origin, derived from the Greek name Alexander. The meaning of Alessandra is “defender of mankind” or “protector of men”. It is also associated with the Latin word for “helper” or “defender”.

The name Alessandra has been popular in Italy since the Middle Ages and was used by several members of the Italian royal family. It has become increasingly popular in other countries in recent years, particularly in the United States, where it ranked among the top 500 most popular names for girls in 2018.

Popularity

Alessandra is a very popular name in Italy, where it has been used since at least the Middle Ages. It was borne by several members of the Italian royal family, including Queen Alessandra de’ Medici (1510-1580). In recent years, it has become increasingly popular in other countries as well, particularly in the United States.

In 2018, Alessandra was ranked among the top 500 most popular names for girls in the United States. It was particularly popular in California and Texas. In England and Wales, it was ranked among the top 200 most popular names for girls in 2017.

Famous People Named Alessandra

There are many famous people who have been given the name Alessandra, including:

  • Alessandra Ambrosio (born 1981), Brazilian model and actress
  • Alessandra Mastronardi (born 1986), Italian actress
  • Alessandra Torresani (born 1987), American actress
  • Alessandra Ferri (born 1964), Italian prima ballerina assoluta

Variations of the Name

The name Alessandra can be shortened to Sandra or Sandy. Variations on the spelling include Alejandrina, Aleksandrina, Alissandre, Alissandrine, Allessandra, Allesandrina, Allessandrina, Alysandre and Alyssandre.

By Ava Isabella Hartley

Ava Isabella Hartley is a renowned expert in the field of onomastics, the study of names and their meanings, with a particular focus on baby names. She holds a Master's degree in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge and has over 15 years of experience in the study of etymology, name trends, and cultural naming practices.

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