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Xandra is an attractive baby name for girls. With origins in Greece and Macedonia, Xandra now occurs most commonly in Latin America and the Philippines. It is also a unique name for several members of the European aristocracy. Within popular culture, Xandra is the name of a character in the Doom 2099 series, and Xandra Carrick is the titular protagonist of the Xandra Carrick series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning and Origin of the name Xandra:

Xandra is a girl's name of Greek origin that means “defender of men.”

Xandra originates as a short form of Alexandra (the feminine form of Alexander). The name Alexander is a Latin version of the Greek name Ἀλέξανδρος (Alexandros) that means “defender of men.” It derives from the Greek verb ἀλέξω (meaning “to defend” or “to help”) and the Greek term ἀνήρ (meaning “man”).

Symbolism of the name Xandra:

Xandra is a diminutive of Alexandra (meaning “defender of men”). This diminutive frequently occurs in regions once associated with the Spanish Empire (such as Latin America and the Philippines). Alexandra itself is a feminine tribute to Alexander the Great. The symbol of this name is the Macedonian star.

Nicknames for the name Xandra:

Xandra is an elegant and fun name for girls. You have several options for nicknames for the baby name Xandra. This name can be shortened from the beginning or the end to create cute nicknames. We put together the list below to help you in your search for the perfect nickname for your baby girl.

  • Xan
  • Xanie
  • Andra
  • Andy
  • Andi
  • Ana 
  • Xani
  • Xanie
  • Xany

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Gender of the name Xandra:

Xandra is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Xandra:


Number of syllables in the name Xandra:


Emotion evoked from the name Xandra:

The name Xandra evokes feelings of style and strength.

Alternative spellings for the name Xandra:

Popularity of the name Xandra:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Xandra was the 14,968th most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

Great middle names for Xandra and their meanings:

  • Amihan (north wind, winter storm, monsoon, bird)
  • Aurora (dawn, sunrise, daybreak)
  • Bailey (bailiff, enforcer, lawman)
  • Bituin (star, heavenly body)
  • Cassidy (curly haired, clever)
  • Faith (trust, confidence, belief)
  • Ines (pure, holy, chaste)
  • Itziar (old stone)
  • Kelly (bright-haired warrior)
  • Lux (light)
  • Raquel (little ewe)
  • Sampaguita (jasmine flower)
  • Therese (late summer, harvest time)
  • Ulani (cheerful, happy)

Famous people with the name Xandra:

  • Xandra Bell (actress)
  • Xandra Ibarra (singer)
  • Xandra Nash (chef)
  • Xandra Popescu (writer)
  • Xandra Rocha (television personality)
  • XandraDesirée Emy Margrit von Sachsen (descendant of the Grand Duke William IV of Luxembourg)
  • Xandrade Trafford (wife of baronet Sir Dermot Humphrey de Trafford)
  • Xandra Velzeboer (short track speed skater)
  • Xandra Van Welden (actress)
  • Xandra (character in the Doom 2099 series)
  • Xandra (character in the Legend of the Three Caballeros series)
  • Xandra Carrick (protagonist of the Xandra Carrick series by Joshua Graham)
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