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What does Aleksei mean?

Aleksei Pronunciation of Aleksei [alek-sei] as a name for boys is of Greek origin, and the meaning of the name Aleksei is "defender". Aleksei is a version of Alexis (Greek).

Associated with: greek, defender.


Aleksei has 7 variants: Aleksi, Aleksio, Alexei, Alexey, Alexi, Alexio and Alexy.

2 more related forms via Alexis: Aleksios and Aleksius.

Creative forms:
(male) Aesei, Alekas, ..

(female) Alekami, Alekas, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aleksei Leyton (A.L.), ..

How popular is Aleksei?

Aleksei is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Aleksei is also an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Aleksei (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Alexis (#343 a year ago) and Alexi. Other forms, like Alexy, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Aleksei was at its highest in the year 2004 (median #991) and is now significantly reduced (#1171, 76%), with the version Alexis becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexi, Alexis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aleksei and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Aleksei is pronounced similarly to Oleksei, Oleksey, Oleksi and Oleksiy. Other recommended names are Aksel, Aleister, Alek, Aleko, Aleks, Alester, Alvise, Arese and Olexei. Like Aleksei, these names are not frequently used.

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