Alessandra is just one of many derivatives of the Greek name “Alexander.” But this feminine version is softer and a tad more exotic-sounding with its Italian roots. It has steadily grown in popularity in the United States over the last couple of decades, and it's very versatile. Alessandra lends itself to plenty of cute nicknames and pairs well with both English middle names and those borrowed from other languages.

Meaning of the name Alessandra:

Italian: Defender of mankind

Origin of the name Alessandra:

Alessandra is the feminine version of the masculine Italian name “Alessandro,” as well as the Italian version of the Greek feminine name “Alexandra,” which is the feminine version of the Greek masculine name “Alexander.”

Symbolism of the name Alessandra:

Alessandra falls under the umbrella of names derived from “Alexander.” The name “Alexander” is often associated with great kings and warriors, like Alexander the Great.

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Style of the name Alessandra:


Gender of the name Alessandra:

Alessandra is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Alessandra:


Number of syllables in the name Alessandra:


Emotion evoked from the name Alessandra:

Alessandra evokes the image of a woman who is exotic and sultry.

Alternative spellings for the name Alessandra:

  • Alessanndra
  • Aleszandra
  • Allessandra
  • Alleszandra

Nicknames for the name Alessandra:

Popularity of the name Alessandra:

Alessandra first made the name of the top 1,000 baby names in the United States in 1987. Since then, it's grown more popular and remains on the list today. In 2020, it ranked at number 368, according to the Social Security Administration.

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Great middle names for Alessandra and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Alessandra:

Alessandras in popular culture:

  • Alessandra Cullen (character in the movie “The Devil's Advocate”)
  • Alessandra (character in the book “The Shadows Between Us”)
  • Alessandra (character on the TV show “Gossip Girl”)