What does Alexis mean?
Alexis [alex-is] as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Alexis) is pronounced a-LEX-iss. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Alexis is "defender". Originally a boy's name, but now more commonly given to girls. Actress Alexis Smith.
Related girl name: Alexandra.
1 masculine form: Lexer.Creative forms:
(female) Alonis, Alyais, ..
(male) Middle name pairings:
Alexis Keira (A.K.), ..
How popular is Alexis?
Alexis is a very popular first name for women (#457 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#6288 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Alexis entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #3 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is presently at #86. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Alexis (#86 in recent rankings) are Alexa (#32 in recent rankings), Alexandra (#101), Lexi (#308), Alexia (#318), Lexie (#713), Alex (#1290), Alessa (#1630), Lexy, Lexis, Alyx, Alexius, Alexi, Alexina, Alexus, Alexys and Alix. These relations of Alexis were favored as birth names in 1999 (median #952) and have become significantly less common since (#1322, down 59%). Alexandra has been the most prevalent, although Lexi seems to be gaining popularity too, while forms such as Alexandra have become less contemporary.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Abebi, Abelia, Adelais, Adelia▼, Adelie, Adelis, Agneis, Alaia▲, Alais, Alanis, Albia, Alcestis, Aldis, Alea, Alecia▼, Aleece, Aleecia, Aleen, Aleena▲, Aleeza, Alegra, Alegria, Aleine, Aleka, Aleki, Alena▲, Alenah, Alesha▼, Aleshia, Alesia▼, Alesta, Aletha, Aletia, Aletta, Alexea, Alexene, Alexie, Aleyne, Alfie, Alfri (see Alfreda), Ali, Alia▲, Alie, Alis, Alisia, Alitia, Aliz, Alles, Allexine (see Alexandra), Allia, Allis, Almerin (see Almarine), Aloise, Alonia, Alumit, Alvie, Alvit, Alysia▼, Amaris▲, Anais▲, Anelie, Annais, Annis, Ardelis, Ardis▼, Arelie, Averi▲, Avis▼, Azelia, Elvis, Gladis, Glenis, Glynis, Lenis and Vedis. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alexis.See names in meaning and etymology.