What does Alek mean?
Alek /alek/ [2 sylls.] 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.
How popular is Alek?
Alek is an unusual first name for men and also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Alek for boys. Alek was first listed in 1994 and reached its apex rank of #935 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Alec (#469 in 2014), Alex (#128) and Alexander (#8) are the prominent related forms of Alek ranked in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names was at its most widespread in 1994 (usage of 0.721%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.5988%, down 17%). Alec (#469) and Alexander (#8) are two of the more chic baby names among these, and there is also a resurgence in birth name popularity for both names. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Alek and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Alek is alike in pronunciation to Aalok, Alic and Wilek. Other suggested similar baby names are Aled, Alejo, Aleksi, Alem, Alen, Alexi, Alexy, Alga, Algey, Algy, Alix, Aloj and Arek. Like Alek, these names are not commonly used.