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National Alexandra Day – June 7, 2023

National Alexandra Day is celebrated on June 7 each year to appreciate every Alexandra out there. Alexandra has a fascinating background in the U.S. The non-Biblical Alexandra was not accepted in this old country built on Puritan principles until the 1940s. She had previously been on the female naming rankings, but only briefly. Alexandra was mainly accepted by Americans much later than the rest of the globe. Alexandra eventually made it into the Top 100 in 1984. Alexandra’s fame peaked at 26 from 1995 to 1996, but she didn’t stop there. Alexandra was a teen idol in the 1990s. She’s dropped further down the Top 100 list in the 21st Century, but she’s still a popular choice for baby girls in the U.S. The best part of naming your kid Alexandra is that it is a name that keeps on giving.

History of National Alexandra Day

Alexandra is the English feminine version of the Greek Alexandros, although Germans also use it, Hungarians, Scandinavians, Slavs, Spanish, and many more groups. Alexandra, in other words, is a pretty Cosmopolitan name. Aside from Old Testament Hebrew names and ancient Greek legendary names, Alexandra has one of the Western culture’s oldest and most enduring origins. All of the boy Alexanders and all of the female Alexandras and the countless name variants that have emerged over time owe their names to one person: Alexander the Great.

Alexander the Great ruled the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon. Many historians still regard Alexander as the most outstanding military leader, some 2,400 years later. Alexander spent twelve years expanding his kingdom east to the Himalayas, destroying the whole Persian Empire, and spreading a new Hellenistic (Greek) civilization over the modern Middle East, portions of India and Asia, and Egypt. According to some, Alexander the Great never lost a fight, but his life was sadly cut short at the age of 33 due to poisoning. We’re left to wonder what else he could have done if he had persisted. His mythical exploits were so well-known in the ancient world that subsequent Roman Emperors sought to follow him or shape their legacies after him.

The name Alexander is derived from the Greek for ‘defending mankind.’ From Antiquity to the Middle Ages and contemporary times, stories of Alexander the Great’s famed military wars were repeated. This has contributed to the survival of the name throughout the Western World. It’s no surprise that this name has so many versions! Alexandra is a popular feminine form in the following countries: Hungary, Chile, Catalonia, Canada, and the U.S. It is also ranked in the top 100 in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Australia, England/Wales, Spain, and Norway. This list should tell you something about Alexandra’s endurance and beauty.

National Alexandra Day timeline

1936
A Princess is Born

On Christmas day, Prince George who was the son of Britain’s King George V, and Princess Marina of Greece welcome their daughter Princess Alexandra.

March 16, 1986
Alexandra Daddario is Born

Alexandra Anna Daddario is an actress born in New York.

2014
Alexandra Shipp First Gains Attention

Alexandra Shipp first gains attention in 2014 for her role as Dani Raymond in the V.H.1. television film sequel "Drumline: A New Beat."

2015
Alexandra Grant Receives Mid-Career Artist Award

Her works from "Antigone 3,000" have previously been presented at the Barnsdall Art Center, where Grant receives the City of Los Angeles Mid-Career Artist Award.,

National Alexandra Day FAQs

What is the male version of Alexandra?

Alexander is a Latinized version of the Greek name Alexandros.

Is Alexandra a nice name?

Alexandra is a strong, stylish name that has an excellent historical heritage.

Why is Alexandria important to Christianity?

Alexandria was an important center for Christian theology, which spread throughout the Roman Empire.

National Alexandra Day Activities

  1. Use Alexandra as a Name Tag

    Tell all your coworkers to use the Alexandra name tag in a day. If your boss asks why you are doing all that, tell him that today is the day celebrating Alexandra Day.

  2. Follow her on Instagram

    Find five people named Alexandra on Instagram and DM them to wish them a happy Alexandra Day. Don't forget to follow their Instagram too.

  3. Read a novel

    You can celebrate this day by reading novels with Alexandra's leading or supporting character, such as "To Kill A Mockingbird" or "The Wildwood Chronicles." This is the best you can do this day.

5 Interesting Facts About Alexandra

  1. It was once a popular name

    In Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, Alexandra was a very popular name.

  2. There’s a planet with this name

    Alexandra is a carbonaceous asteroid in the intermediate asteroid belt with a diameter of about 155 kilometers.

  3. The name was unpopular in Russia

    This is because of the Tsar’s wife, called Alexandra, who firmly believed in authoritarian power and urged him to fight calls for democratic reform.

  4. It ranked among popular names

    In 1984, Alexandra finally achieved the desired Top 100 ranking in the U.S.

  5. The numbers tell it all

    For every 100,000 Americans, there are 18 persons named Alexandra.

Why We Love National Alexandra Day

  1. Alexandras exhibit authoritative traits

    Alexandras command respect, and adherence to directives of those who work for them. They make decisions based on their convictions while also considering others' ideas.

  2. It is a powerful name

    Alexandra is a name that denotes a powerful, passionate personality. They are always looking for new challenges and will often go out of their way to help others.

  3. Alexandras are solution providers

    If you are in need of a solution, you will be blessed to have an Alexandra by your side. They are problem-solvers who look for multiple solutions to a problem and may try out each one to see if it works.

National Alexandra Day dates

YearDateDay
2023June 7Wednesday
2024June 7Friday
2025June 7Saturday
2026June 7Sunday
2027June 7Monday

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