The name Alexandria ranked 102nd in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 747th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name first made its appearance on state popularity lists before 1993, but is becoming less commonly used. In some cases, it has fallen off the lists altogether.
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.