Pet form, originally Scottish, of Alexander and Alexandra. As a girl's name, particularly, it is sometimes used independently, especially in the United States. It is also used as a nickname for someone with a crop of ‘sandy’ (light reddish-brown) hair.
Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic ṣalāhbdot; ‘piety’, ‘righteousness’, ‘goodness’. Ṭallālḥ is used in combination with other words, for example Ṭallāhbdot; ud-Dīn(see Saladin). The name is widespread in all Muslim countries.