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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.


Variations

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 girl name Alexandra.

There is 1 masculine form of Alexis: Lexer.


Popularity

Alexis is a very popular first name for females (#457 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8677 out of 88799, Top 10%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Alexis for girls. Alexis reached its highest rank of #3 in the U.S. in 1999. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alexis name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alexis outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Alexis and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alexa (#63), Alexis (#64), Alexandra (#92), Lexi (#242), Alexia (#270), Lexie (#563), Lexis, Alexus, Alex and Alexys. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alex, Alexa, Alexandra, Alexia, Alexis, Alexus, Alexys, Lexi, Lexie, Lexis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alex, Alexa, Alexandra, Alexia, Alexis outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lexi, Lexie outside U.S.


Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Alexie. This name tends to be less commonly used than Alexis.

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