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What does Alek mean?

Alek /alek/ as a boys' name is of Russian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Alek is "man's defender, warrior". Russian form of Alex.

Related boy name: Alexander.


Alek has 10 relations via Alex: Alec, Aleck, Alecko, Aleco, Aleko, Aleks, Alick, Alik, Allex and Elex.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Adek, Asek, ..

(female) Alaca, Alke, ..

How popular is Alek?

Alek is an unusual first name for men and also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name statistics of Alek for boys. Alek was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex rank of #935 in the U.S. in 1994, and is at #1363 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Alec (#469 in 2014), Aleck, Alex (#128), Alexander (#8) and Elex are the prominent related forms of Alek (#1363 in 2014) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Alek was at its most widespread 2 decades ago (average #852) and is somewhat lower today (#994, 36.7%), with the form Alec becoming less stylish. Alexander has historically been the top pick of parents.

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

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

Similar Names


Alek is alike in pronunciation to Aalok, Alic, Ulick and Wilek. Other suggested similar names are Abe, Abel, Abey, Able, Ace, Acee, Acel, Acer, Acey, Ade, Adel, Aden, Adler, Adley, Al, Alba, Alben, Alden, Aldo, Aled, Alejo, Aleksi, Alem, Alen, Alexi, Alexy, Alf, Alfeo, Alfey, Alfo, Alfy, Alga, Algey, Algy, Alia, Alix, Allen, Alley, Aloj, Alon, Alta, Alten, Alter, Aluf, Alun, Alva, Alven, Alvy, Alyn, Amed, Amel, Amer, Ames, Arek, Arel, Ares, Arik, Arlea, Arlen, Arles, Arley, Ase, Asen, Atef, Atlea, Atlee, Atley, Ave, Axe, Axel and Erek. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alek.