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What does Aleko mean?

Aleko Pronunciation of Aleko [aleko] as a name for boys has its root in Greek, and Aleko means "man's defender, warrior". Aleko is a Greek form of Alex (Greek): short transcription of Alexander.

Associated with: greek, defender, warrior.


Aleko has 2 variants: Alecko and Aleco.

20 more alternative forms via Alex, Alexander: Al, Alec, Aleck, Alejo, Alek, Aleks, Alexan, Alexei, Alexi, Alexio, Alexis, Alic, Alicio, Alick, Alik, Alix, Allex, Allie, Elex and Lexo.

Creative forms:
(male) Alean, Alko, ..

(female) Aleaca, Alear, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aleko Wesley (A.W.), ..

How popular is Aleko?

Aleko is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Aleko is an uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Aleko (not ranked) are Alexander (#8 last year), Alex (#134), Alexis (#343), Alec (#455), Alek (#1313), Allie, Alix, Elex, Al, Aleck and Alexi. Adoption of these relations of Aleko was widespread among parents in 1995 (median #1159) and is somewhat lower today (#1295, 40%). Alexander is the clear favorite, while forms like Alexis have become less contemporary. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Aleko is alike in pronunciation to Aloiki. Other suggested similar names are Akeno, Alano, Aldo, Aled, Aleksi, Aleksio, Alem, Alen, Alerio, Aleron, Alexy, Alfeo, Alfio, Alfo, Alldo (see Aldo), Alto and Arek. These names tend to be more commonly used than Aleko.

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