Marjorie is a female given name derived from Margaret, which means pearl. It can also be spelled as Margery or Marjory. Marjorie is a medieval variant of Margery, influenced by the name of the herb marjoram. It came into English from the Old French, from the Latin margarita (pearl).
How do you say Marjorie in French?
How do you pronounce Margery?
Break ‘margery‘ down into sounds: [MAA] + [JUH] + [REE] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them.
How do you spell Alexandra phonetically?
How do the British pronounce Alexandra?
Break ‘alexandra‘ down into sounds: [AL] + [IG] + [ZAAN] + [DRUH] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them.
Below is the UK transcription for ‘alexandra‘:
Modern IPA: álɪgzɑ́ːndrə
Traditional IPA: ˌælɪgˈzɑːndrə
4 syllables: “AL” + “ig” + “ZAAN” + “druh”
What does Alexandra mean in Greek?
From the Greek Alexandra, the female form of Alexandros, from alexein meaning “to ward off, keep off, turn away, defend, protect” and aner meaning “man”.
Alexandra was made fashionable in the English-speaking world by the Danish princess who married England’s King Edward VII in 1863, and there have been other royal bearers in both Britain and Russia. Alexandra is the present queen’s first middle name.
Is Aleksandra a Russian name?
Proper noun. A female given name, equivalent to English Alexandra. A transliteration of the Russian female given name Алекса́ндра (Aleksándra) (common among Estonian Russians).
Can Alexander be a girl name?
Alexandra is the feminine form of Alexander, which ultimately derived from the Greek components alexein, meaning “to defend,” and anēr, “man.” In Greek mythology, Alexandra was an epithet of the goddess Hera. International variations include Alessandra and Alejandra.
Is Alexa short for Alexandra?
Alexa is a female form of Alex. It is variously a given name in its own right or a short form of Alexandra, both of which come from the Greek, Alexandros. It can be broken down into alexo meaning “to defend” and ander, meaning “man”‘ making both Alexa and Alexandra mean defender of man.
Where does the name Aleksandra come from?
MEANING: This name derives from the Ancient Greek name “Aléxandros (Αλέξανδρος)”, composed of two elements: “aléxō (ἀλέξω)” (keep off, turn aside, guard, protect, defend, help) plus “anḗr (ἀνήρ) andrós (ἀνδρός)” (man “adult male”, husband). In turn the name means “defending men, protector of men”.
How popular is the name Aleksandra?
Aleksandra is the 5,670th most popular name of all time. How many people with the first name Aleksandra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,776 babies born with the first name Aleksandra in the United States.
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