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What does Aleck mean?

Aleck Pronunciation of Aleck [aleck] as a name for boys has its root in Greek, and Aleck means "man's defender, warrior". Aleck is a version of Alex (Greek): short variant of Alexander.

Associated with: greek, defender, warrior.


Aleck has 4 variants: Alec, Alek, Alick and Alik.

6 more relations via Alex: Alecko, Aleco, Aleko, Aleks, Allex and Elex.

Creative forms:
(male) Aneck, Areck, ..

(female) Alecka, Alecki, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aleck Dyson (A.D.), ..

How popular is Aleck?

Aleck is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#66476 out of 150436, Top 44%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Aleck entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #1095 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Aleck ranked in the Top 2000 are Alex (#134 from recent data), Alec (#455), Alek (#1313) and Elex. These relations of Aleck reached the apex of their popularity 2 decades ago (usage of 0.58%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.2%, 65% less).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aleck, Alec, Alek, Alex, Elex in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Aleck is pronounced similarly to Aalok, Alic, Ulick and Wilek. Other suggested similar names are Aled, Alejo, Alem, Alen, Alerick, Alexi, Alexy, Alrick, Arek, Arick, Arreck, Beck, Black, Breck and Heck. Like Aleck, these names are not commonly used.

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