What does Alyx mean?
Alyx /alyx/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls. Alyx's name origin is Greek, and Alyx means "defender". Alyx is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -yx, of Alexis (Greek): originally a boy's name.
How popular is Alyx?
Alyx is a rare first name for women. Alyx is an equally unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Prominent related forms of Alyx (unlisted) are Alex, Alexa (#63 last year), Alexia (#270), Alexis (#64), Alexus, Alexys, Lexi (#242), Lexie (#563) and Lexis. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread in 1999 (usage of 0.5496%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.422%, down 23.2%), with the forms Alex and Alexus becoming less stylish. The trendier birth names here are Alexa (#63), Alexia (#270), Alexis (#64), Lexi (#242) and Lexie (#563). Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Alyx and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Alyx is pronounced similarly to Allix. Other suggested similar baby names are Alis, Aliz, Allys, Alya, Alyce▼, Alys, Alysa▼, Alyse, Alyss and Alyza. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alyx.