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Alexis (girl)

What does Alexis mean?

Alexis Pronunciation of Alexis 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. Also form of Alexandra.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, defender


VARIANTS Alessa, Alessi, Alex, Alexa, Alexanna, Alexanne, Alexi, Alexia, Alexina, Alexine, Alexius, Alexus, Alexys, Alix, Alyx, Lexi, Lexie, Lexis, Lexy




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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)

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 #179. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexis name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Alexis (#179 IN RECENT RANKINGS) are Alexa (#90), Alexandra (#125), Lexi (#342), Alexia (#517), Lexie (#776), Alex (#1332), Alessa (#1418), Alyx, Lexis, Alexius, Alix, Alexys, Alexus, Alexina, Alexi and Lexy. These relations of Alexis were favored as birth names in 1999 (MEDIAN #952) and have become significantly less common since (#1339, DOWN 73%). Alexandra has been the most prevalent, although Lexi seems to be gaining popularity too, while forms such as Alexi have become less contemporary.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexis, Alessa, Alex, Alexa, Alexandra in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexi, Alexia, Alexina, Alexius, Alexus in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexys, Alix, Alyx, Lexi, Lexie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lexis, Lexy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Abebi, Abelia, Adelais, Adelia, Adelie, Adelis, Agneis, Alaia, Alais, Alanis, Albia, Alcestis, Aldis, Alea, Alecia, Aleece, Aleecia, Aleen, Aleena, Aleeza, Alegra, Alegria, Aleine, Aleka, Aleki, Alena, Alenah, Alesha, Aleshia, Alesia, Alesta, Aletha, Aletia, Aletta, Alexea, Alexene, Alexie, Aleyne, Alfie, Alfri (see Alfreda), Ali, Alia, Alie, Alis, Alisia, Alitia, Aliz, Alles, Allexine (see Alexandra), Allia, Allis, Almerin (see Almarine), Aloise, Alonia, Alumit, Alvie, Alvit, Alysia, Amaris, Anais, Anelie, Annais, Annis, Ardelis, Ardis, Arelie, Averi, Avis, Azelia, Elvis, Gladis, Glenis, Glynis, Lenis and Vedis. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alexis.

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