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.
Alexis has 1 masculine form: Lexer.Kreatif forms: Aialexis, Alexisai, Alexissa. [more]
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)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Alexis for girls. 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 #64. (Top Birth Names, 2014)
Popular varying forms of Alexis (#64 in recent rankings) are Alexa (#63 in recent rankings), Alexandra (#92), Lexi (#242), Alexia (#270), Lexie (#563), Lexis, Alexus, Alex and Alexys. These relations of Alexis were favored as birth names in 1999 (median #408) and are somewhat less common today (#529, down 20%). Alexis has been the most prevalent, although Alexandra seems to be gaining popularity too, while Alexus and Alex have become less contemporary.
Suggested similar baby names are Adelis, Alais, Alanis, Alcestis, Aldis, Alecia, Aleeza, Alegra, Aleki, Alena, Alesia, Aletha, Aletia, Alexea, Alexie, Alfie, Alis, Alitia, Allis, Alysia, Anais, Annis, Ardelis, Azelia and Glenis. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alexis.