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 girl name Alexandra.
There is 1 masculine form of Alexis: Lexer.
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).
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).
A suggested similar baby name is Alexie. This name tends to be less commonly used than Alexis.