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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.Alexis has 19 variant forms: Alessa, Alessi, Alex, Alexa, Alexanna, Alexanne, Alexi, Alexia, Alexina, Alexine, Alexius, Alexus, Alexys, Alix, Alyx, Lexi, Lexie, Lexis and Lexy.
For more information, see also the related name Alexandra. Baby names that sound like Alexis are Alexie and Alexea.
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Popularity of Alexis
Alexis is a very popular first name for women (#457 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8677 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Alexis compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Alexis only.