What does Alexei mean?
Alexei /alex-ei/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name. Alexei's root is Greek, and the name Alexei means "man's defender, warrior". Alexei is an alternate spelling of Alexander (Greek) with the suffix -i. Alexei is also a form of Alexis (Greek). See also Olexei.
Alexei has 24 more alternative forms via Alexander, Alexis: Al▼, Alaster, Alec▲, Aleco, Alejo, Alek, Aleko, Aleksios, Aleksius, Alex, Alexan, Alexios, Alexius, Alexus, Alic, Alicio, Alick, Alik, Alister, Alistir, Alix, Allie▼, Lex and Lexo.Kreatif forms: Alexxei, Alxei. [more]
How popular is Alexei?
Alexei is an unusual first name for men. Alexei is an equally unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Prominent alternative forms of Alexei (not ranked) are Al, Alec (#469 in 2014), Alek, Alex (#128), Alexander (#8), Alexis (#302) and Allie. Forms like Alic are uncommon. These boy names reached the top of their popularity in 1999 (usage of 0.5283%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.4419%, ▼16.4%), with the versions Al and Allie becoming less stylish. Alec (#469), Alexander (#8) and Alexis (#302) are three of the more fashionable boy names here, with Alec and Alexander going through a revival in usage. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Alexei and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)