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What does Alek mean?

Alek Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: greek, defender, warrior.


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

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

(female) Alaca, Alaga, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alek Mahdi (A.M.), ..

How popular is Alek?

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

Alek was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex rank of #935 in the U.S. in 1994, and is at #1313 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Alec (#455 in 2015), Aleck, Alex (#134), Alexander (#8) and Elex are the prominent related forms of Alek (#1313 in 2015) 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 (#985, 39.4%), 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.

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