What does Lexi mean?
Lexi \lex-xi\ as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Lexi is "man's defender". Lexi is a derivative of Alexandra (Greek): Latinate feminine form of Alexander. Lexi is also a derivative of Alexis (Greek): originally a boy's name. Lexi is also used as a derivative of Lexie (Greek).
Lexi has 37 more alternative forms via Alexandra, Alexis, Lexie: Aleka, Aleki, Alessi, Alex▼, Alexa, Alexea, Alexi, Alexia, Alexie, Alexina, Alexine, Alexius, Alexus▼, Alexys, Ali▼, Alie, Aliki, Alix, Alla, Alle, Allexa, Alli, Allie, Allix, Ally▼, Alyx, Anda, Cesya, Elena, Lesy, Lesya, Lexann, Lexina, Lexine, Lexis, Lexus▼ and Sandi▼.
Lexi is an unusual given name for females. Lexi is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Lexi for girls. Lexi was first listed in 1993 and reached its peak position of #240 in the U.S. in the year 2010, and is presently at #242. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Lexi and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Lexi (#242 last year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Alexa (#63 last year), Alexis (#64), Alexandra (#92), Elena (#121), Allie (#257), Alexia (#270), Lexie (#563), Ally (#736), Sandi, Lexus, Lexis, Ali, Alexus, Alexys and Alex. These girl names were at the height of their popularity in 1998 (usage of 0.5316%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.412%, down 22.5%), with versions like Alexus, Ali, Alex, Lexus and Sandi becoming somewhat dated. The more fashionable birth names in this list are Elena (#121), Lexi (#242), Alexa (#63), Allie (#257) and Alexandra (#92), with Alexandra and Allie having a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)