This was originally a by-name of the Greek goddess Hera.
It was popularized as a personal name by the ancient Macedonian leader Alexander the Great. In the course of conquering much of the known world, from Egypt to India, Alexander also gave his name to numerous cities.
Science and Philosophy
Alexandrine-Pieternella-Françoise Tinné (born 1835, died 1869)
Led two expeditions to map the White Nile; murdered by Tuareg tribesmen (see list of Explorers)