What does Alexa mean?
Alexa \a-lexa\ as a name for girls is of Greek and Old German derivation, and the meaning of Alexa is "man's defender; noble". Alexa is a variant of Alexandra (Greek): Latinate feminine form of Alexander. Alexa is also a variant of Alexis (Greek): originally a boy's name. Alexa is also used as a variant of Alix (Old German).
Alexa has 36 more alternative forms via Alexandra, Alexis, Alix: Aleka, Aleki, Alessa, Alessi, Alessia, Alex▼, Alexanda, Alexanna, Alexanne, Alexena, Alexene, Alexina, Alexine, Alexius, Alexus▼, Alexys, Ali▼, Alie, Aliki, Alista, Alla, Alle, Allessa, Allexa, Allexina, Alli, Allie, Allix, Ally▼, Alyx, Anda, Elena, Ellena, Lexa, Lexi and Lexy.
Alexa is a very popular first name for females (#1227 out of 4276, Top 29%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#48196 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Alexa for girls. Alexa was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #39 in the U.S. in the year 2006, and is currently at #63. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Alexa and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Alexa (#63 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000 are Alexis (#64 in 2014), Alexandra (#92), Elena (#121), Lexi (#242), Allie (#257), Alexia (#270), Ally (#736), Alexus, Alex, Alexys and Ali. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex in the year 1999 (usage of 0.6288%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.5129%, down 18.4%), with the versions Alexus, Ali, Alex and Ally becoming less trendy. The trendier girl names in this list are Elena (#121), Lexi (#242), Alexa (#63), Allie (#257) and Alexandra (#92), and there is also a resurgence in birth name popularity for Alexandra and Allie. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Recommended similar baby names are Alea, Alecia, Aleda, Aleea, Aleesa, Aleeza, Alena, Alesha, Alesia, Aleta, Alica, Alieza, Alika, Alisa, Aliza, Alysa, Alyza and Olexa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alexa.