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What does Aleks mean?

Aleks Pronunciation of Aleks [aleks] as a name for boys is of Greek origin, and the meaning of the name Aleks is "man's defender, warrior". Aleks is an alternate form of Alex (Greek): short version of Alexander.

Associated with: greek, defender, warrior.


Aleks has 2 variants: Allex and Elex.

8 more related forms via Alex: Alec, Aleck, Alecko, Aleco, Alek, Aleko, Alick and Alik.

Creative forms:
(male) Aneks, Areks, ..

(female) Alean, Aleis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aleks Gerald (A.G.), ..

How popular is Aleks?

Aleks is an unusual given name for men. Aleks is also an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Alec (#455 last year), Aleck, Alek (#1313), Alex (#134) and Elex are the prominent related forms of Aleks (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Aleko, are uncommon. These forms of Aleks were popular with parents 20 years ago (adoption of 0.6%) and are now significantly less popular (adoption 0.2%, 65%), with the version Alec becoming less in vogue. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Aleks is pronounced similarly to Alix. Other recommended names are Albis, Albys, Aldis, Aldus, Aled, Alejo, Aleksei, Aleksi, Aleksio, Alem, Alen, Alexi, Alexis, Alexus, Alexy, Alfeos (see Alpheus), Alfeus, Algis, Aloess, Alois, Aloys, Altus, Alvis, Alvys, Alwis, Ames, Arek, Ares, Arles and Ayers. These names tend to be more frequently used than Aleks.

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