Place Name ALEXANDRIA

TYPE: Settlement
OTHER SCRIPTS: Αλεξανδρεια (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

From the Greek given name Αλεξανδρος (see ALEXANDER), bestowed by Alexander the Great upon the cities he founded or conquered. This is the name of many cities throughout the world, notably in Egypt.
VARIANT: Alexandreia (Ancient Greek)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Iskandariyah (Arabic)
Entry updated December 8, 2017