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Alex meaning and name origin
Alex \a-lex\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Alex), is pronounced AL-ex. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Alex is "man's defender, warrior". Short form of Alexander. Often used independently as Alexander has become more and more popular. One of the few names used with equal frequency for both genders. Russian form Alek is currently very popular in that country; Aleko is Greek. Baseball players Alex Ochoa and Alex Rodriguez.
Alex has 11 variant forms: Alec, Aleco, Aleck, Alecko, Alek, Aleko, Aleks, Alick, Alik, Allex and Elex.
Baby names that sound like Alex are Alix, Alexi and Alexy.
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Popularity of Alex
Alex is a very popular first name for men (#156 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7442 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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