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Alexis meaning and name origin
Alexis \a-lexis\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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.
For more information, see also the related name Alexandra.
A suggested similar baby name is Alexie.
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Popularity of Alexis
Alexis is a very popular first name for females (#457 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8677 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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