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What does Alex mean?

Alex /alex/ as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' 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. Baseball players Alex Ochoa and Alex Rodriguez.

Variations

Alex has 11 variants: Alec, Aleck, Alecko, Aleco, Alek, Aleko, Aleks, Alick, Alik, Allex and Elex.

Alex has 12 more alternative forms via Alexander: Al, Alejo, Alexan, Alexei, Alexi, Alexio, Alexis, Alic, Alix, Allie, Lex and Lexo.

Alex has 2 feminine forms: Alika and Alix.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Arex, Asex, ..

(female) Alad, Alde, ..

How popular is Alex?

Alex is a very prominent first name for males (#156 out of 1220, Top 13%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#7142 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Alex for boys. Alex reached its peak rank of #47 in the U.S. in 1995, and is presently at #128. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Alex and related names. Popular related forms of Alex (#128 from current records) listed in the Top 2000 are Alexander (#8 from current records), Alexis (#302), Alec (#469), Alek (#1363), Allie, Lex, Elex, Alexi, Aleck, Al and Alix. These forms of Alex reached the height of their popularity 19 years ago (adoption of 1.7%) and are somewhat less popular today (adoption 1.1%, 37%), with versions such as Allie becoming somewhat outmoded. Alexander is the most trendy birth name here.

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elex, Lex in U.S.

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

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE ALEX

Suggested similar names are Abe, Abel, Abey, Able, Ace, Acee, Acel, Acer, Acey, Ade, Adel, Adem, Aden, Adler, Adley, Aed, Ajax, Alan, Alba, Alben, Alby, Alden, Aldo, Aled, Alem, Alen, Alexey, Alexus, Alexy, Alf, Alfa, Alfeo, Alfey, Alfo, Alga, Alger, Algey, Algy, Alia, Allen, Alley, Aloj, Alta, Alten, Alter, Alto, Aluf, Alun, Alven, Alvy, Aly, Alyn, Amed, Amel, Amer, Arek, Aren, Ares, Arlea, Arlen, Arles, Arley, Ase, Asen, Atef, Atlea, Atlee, Atley, Ave, Avel, Ax, Axel, Dex, Rex and Tex. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alex.


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