Meaning and Name Origin
Alexia \a-lexia\ as a name for girls. The name Alexia means "man's defender". Alexia is a variation of Alexandra (Greek): Latinate feminine form of Alexander. Alexia is also a variant of Alexis (Greek).
Alexia▲ has 46 more different forms via Alexandra, Alexis: Alandra, Alejanda, Aleka, Aleki, Alessa, Alessi, Alessia, Alex▼, Alexanda, Alexandria▲, Alexanna, Alexanne, Alexena, Alexene, Alexina, Alexine, Alexius, Alexus▼, Alexys, Ali▼, Alie, Aliki, Alista, Alix, Alla, Alle, Allessa, Allexa, Allexina, Allexine, Alli, Allie▲, Allix, Ally▼, Alyx, Anda, Cesya, Elena▲, Ellena, Lesya, Lexa, Lexi▲, Lexie▲, Lexine, Lexis and Lexy.
Alexia is a very prominent first name for women (#1818 out of 4276, Top 43%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Alexia for girls. Alexia entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #128 in the U.S. in the year 2002, and is presently at #270. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Alexia and corresponding names. Alexa (#63 the previous year), Alexis (#64), Alexandra (#92), Elena (#121), Alexandria (#211), Lexi (#242), Allie (#257), Lexie (#563), Ally (#736), Lexis, Alexys, Alexus, Alex and Ali are the prominent alternative forms of Alexia (#270 the previous year). These girl names reached the apex of their popularity in the year 1998 and have become much less popular since, with the versions Alexus, Ali, Alex and Ally becoming less trendy. The trendier names for newborns here are Elena (#121), Lexi (#242), Alexandria (#211), Alexa (#63) and Allie (#257), with Allie going through a rebound in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)