What does Alexandria mean?

Definitions for Alexandria
ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dri ə, -ˈzɑn-alexan·dri·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Alexandrianoun

    a town in Louisiana on the Red River

  2. Alexandria, El Iskandriyahnoun

    the chief port of Egypt; located on the western edge of the Nile delta on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Alexander the Great; the capital of ancient Egypt


  1. Alexandrianoun

    A number of cities bearing the same name, including Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

  2. Alexandrianoun

    A city and port in Egypt.

  3. Alexandrianoun

    A census-designated place in Calhoun County, Alabama, United States.

  4. Alexandrianoun

    A city in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana, United States.

  5. Alexandrianoun

    A city in Kentucky, United States and one of the two county seats of Campbell County.

  6. Alexandrianoun

    A city, the parish seat of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States.

  7. Alexandrianoun

    A city, the county seat of Douglas County, Minnesota, United States.

  8. Alexandrianoun

    A city in Clark County, Missouri, United States.

  9. Alexandrianoun

    A village in Thayer County, Nebraska, United States.

  10. Alexandrianoun

    A town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States.

  11. Alexandrianoun

    A town in Jefferson County, New York, United States.

  12. Alexandrianoun

    A village in Licking County, Ohio, United States.

  13. Alexandrianoun

    An unincorporated community in Scioto County, Ohio, United States.

  14. Alexandrianoun

    A borough of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States.

  15. Alexandrianoun

    A town in DeKalb County, Tennessee, United States.

  16. Alexandrianoun

    An independent city in Virginia, United States.

  17. Alexandrianoun

    A city in Hanson County, South Dakota, United States.

  18. Alexandrianoun

    A former town in United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada; now a part of the township of North Glengarry

  19. Alexandrianoun

    A ghost town in British Columbia, Canada.

  20. Alexandrianoun

    A town in Sarah Baartman District Municipality, Eastern Cape, South Africa

  21. Alexandrianoun

    A town in Ehlanzeni District Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa

  22. Alexandrianoun

    A female given name from Ancient Greek.


  1. Alexandria

    Alexandria ( or ; Arabic: الإسكندرية; Greek: Ἀλεξάνδρεια) is the second largest city in Egypt, and the largest city on the Mediterranean coast. Founded in c. 331 BC by Alexander the Great, Alexandria grew rapidly and became a major centre of Hellenic civilisation, eventually replacing Memphis, in present-day Greater Cairo, as Egypt's capital. During the Hellenistic period, it was home to the Lighthouse of Alexandria, which ranked among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, as well as the storied Library of Alexandria. Today, the library is reincarnated in the disc-shaped, ultramodern Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Its 15th-century seafront Qaitbay Citadel is now a museum. Called the "Bride of the Mediterranean" by locals, Alexandria is a popular tourist destination and an important industrial centre due to its natural gas and oil pipelines from Suez. The city extends about 40 km (25 mi) along the northern coast of Egypt, and is the largest city on the Mediterranean, the second-largest in Egypt (after Cairo), the fourth-largest city in the Arab world, the ninth-largest city in Africa, and the ninth-largest urban area in Africa. The city was founded originally in the vicinity of an Egyptian settlement named Rhacotis (that became the Egyptian quarter of the city). It retained this status for almost a millennium, through the period of Roman and Eastern Roman rule until the Muslim conquest of Egypt in 641 AD, when a new capital was founded at Fustat (later absorbed into Cairo). Alexandria was best known for the Lighthouse of Alexandria (Pharos), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; its Great Library, the largest in the ancient world; and the Necropolis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. Alexandria was the intellectual and cultural centre of the ancient Mediterranean for much of the Hellenistic age and late antiquity. It was at one time the largest city in the ancient world before being eventually overtaken by Rome. The city was a major centre of early Christianity and was the centre of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, which was one of the major centres of Christianity in the Eastern Roman Empire. In the modern world, the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria both lay claim to this ancient heritage. By 641, the city had already been largely plundered and lost its significance before re-emerging in the modern era. From the late 18th century, Alexandria became a major centre of the international shipping industry and one of the most important trading centres in the world, both because it profited from the easy overland connection between the Mediterranean and Red Seas and the lucrative trade in Egyptian cotton.


  1. alexandria

    Alexandria is a port city located on the Mediterranean Sea in northern Egypt. It was founded in 331 BC by Alexander the Great and has been noted throughout history for its significant cultural, intellectual, and historical aspects, including the famous Library of Alexandria and the Lighthouse of Alexandria, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today, it remains a critical economic center and is Egypt's second-largest city.


  1. Alexandria

    Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt, with a population of 4.1 million, extending about 32 km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north central part of the country. It is also the largest city lying directly on the Mediterranean coast. Alexandria is Egypt's largest seaport, serving approximately 80% of Egypt's imports and exports. It is an important industrial center because of its natural gas and oil pipelines from Suez. Alexandria is also an important tourist resort. Alexandria was founded around a small pharaonic town c. 331 BC by Alexander the Great. It became an important centre of the Hellenistic civilization and remained the capital of Hellenistic and Roman & Byzantine Egypt for almost one thousand years until the Muslim conquest of Egypt in AD 641, when a new capital was founded at Fustat. Hellenistic Alexandria was best known for the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; its Great Library; and the Necropolis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. Ongoing maritime archaeology in the harbor of Alexandria, which began in 1994, is revealing details of Alexandria both before the arrival of Alexander, when a city named Rhacotis existed there, and during the Ptolemaic dynasty.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Alexandria

    a town on the Potomac, 7 m. S. of Washington, accessible to vessels of the largest size; also a thriving town (7) on the river Leven, 3 m. N. of Dumbarton. Alexandrian Codex

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. alexandria

    A port in Egypt, where, on March 21, 1801, the French army destined by Napoleon Bonaparte to conquer Egypt, and afterwards proceed to India with hostile designs, was routed by the British under Sir Ralph Abercromby. The town capitulated to Hutchinson on September 2, 1801; and surrendered upon a subsequent occasion to Gen. Fraser, on March 20, 1807.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Alexandria

    The city founded by Alexander the Great, B.C. 332.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Alexandria is ranked #68122 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Alexandria surname appeared 289 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Alexandria.

    48.7% or 141 total occurrences were White.
    35.2% or 102 total occurrences were Black.
    12.8% or 37 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alexandria in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alexandria in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Alexandria in a Sentence

  1. Benji Backer:

    He started to say that climate change is real, which is a huge difference from where he's been before, people on both sides say I'm a wolf in sheep's clothing. But if he changed his tune and said tomorrow,' I want a big climate change policy,' I will work with anybody, whether Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or President Trump's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Donald Trump.

  2. Lindsey Graham:

    Well, we all know that( New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) and this crowd are a bunch of communists, they hate Israel, they hate our own country.

  3. Dan Crenshaw:

    It makes us seem like extremist Democrats, right ? and so Marjorie and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can go join the defund the law enforcement club if they want. Ninety-nine percent of Many Republicans are not on that train.

  4. Herman Boone:

    We thought it was a joke, but it ended up to be better for Alexandria than Brown vs. Board, we were as different as night and day. But he and I found a way to talk to each other and trust each other. In the end, he was the best friend I ever had.

  5. Fred Smoller:

    The polling is telling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that the American people don't care for President Donald Trump, but, boy, they do not want a socialist on the Democratic ticket, if you do get too far to the left, the Democrats could shoot themselves in the foot.

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