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What does Alec mean?

Alec Pronunciation of Alec [alec] as a boys' name is of English, Scottish and Greek origin, and the meaning of Alec is "man's defender, warrior". Short form of Alexander.

Associated with: scottish, greek, defender, warrior.


Alec has 1 variant: Alick.

Affiliated boy name: Alex.

17 more alternative forms via Alexander: Al, Aleco, Alejo, Alek, Aleko, Alex, Alexan, Alexei, Alexi, Alexio, Alexis, Alic, Alicio, Alik, Alix, Allie and Lex.

Creative forms:
(male) Aialec, Alecai, ..

(female) Alecai, Alecau, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alec Noah (A.N.), ..

How popular is Alec?

Alec is a somewhat popular first name for males (#930 out of 1220, Top 76%) and also a somewhat popular surname for all people (#150436 out of 150436, Top 100%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Alec reached its peak position of #109 in the U.S. in 1994, and is presently at #455. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Alec (#455 from current records) appearing in the Top 2000 are Al, Alek (#1313 from current records), Alex (#134), Alexander (#8), Alexi, Alexis (#343), Alix, Allie and Lex. Adoption of these relations of Alec was more pronounced 20 years ago (usage of 1.7%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 1.02%, 40.2%). Alexander has been the overall favorite, while versions such as Al have become less contemporary.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alec, Al, Alek, Alex, Alexander in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexi, Alexis, Alix, Allie, Lex in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alex, Alexander outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alec is alike in pronunciation to Aalok, Aleck, Ulick and Wilek. Other suggested similar names are Abel, Abey, Able, Ace, Acee, Acel, Acer, Adel, Adem, Aden, Adler, Adley, Aed, Alan, Alba, Alben, Alby, Alden, Aldo, Alecko, Aled, Aleks, Alem, Alen, Aleric, Alexy, Alf, Alfeo, Alfey, Alfo, Alfy, Alga, Alger, Algey, Algy, Ali, Alia, Alin, Allen, Allex, Alley, Aloj, Alon, Alric, Alta, Alten, Alter, Alto, Aluf, Alva, Alven, Alvy, Alyn, Amed, Amel, Amer, Arel, Aren, Ares, Aric, Arlea, Arlen, Arles, Arley, Ase, Asen, Atef, Atlee, Atley, Ave and Axe. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alec.

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