What does Alex mean?
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.
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)
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)
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 1000 are Alexander (#8 from current records), Alexis (#302), Alec (#469), Allie, Al and Alek. These forms of Alex reached the height of their popularity 15 (adoption of 0.53%) and are almost as popular today (adoption 0.44%, ▼16%), but with versions such as Allie becoming somewhat outmoded. Alexander, Alec and Alexis are three of the more trendy birth names here, with Alec and Alexander going through a resurgence in popularity.
Thinking of names?
Suggested similar baby 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.