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What does Alexei mean?

Alexei Pronunciation of Alexei [alex-ei] as a boys' name has its root in Greek, and the name Alexei means "man's defender, warrior". Alexei is an alternate spelling of Alexander (Greek). Alexei is also a form of Alexis (Greek). See also Olexei.

Associated with: greek, defender, warrior.


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

12 more alternative forms via Alexander, Alexis: Alec, Aleco, Alejo, Alek, Aleko, Alex, Alexan, Alexios, Alexius, Alexus, Alix and Allie.

Creative forms:
(male) Alexer, Alexo, ..


Middle name pairings:
Alexei Anakin (A.A.), ..

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. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Alexei (not ranked) are Alec (#455 in 2015), Alek (#1313), Alex (#134), Alexander (#8), Alexi, Alexis (#343), Alix and Allie. Other forms, like Alexus, are uncommon. These forms of Alexei were favored in 1995 (adoption of 1.7%) and are somewhat less widespread today (adoption 1.02%, 40%), with versions like Alexis becoming less stylish. Alexander is the most fashionable boy name here. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alec, Alek, Alex, Alexander, Alexi in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Alexei is pronounced similarly to Aluxio, Oleksei and Oleksi. Other recommended names are Abeer, Abeeri (see Abir), Abele, Acee, Adeel, Adeev, Akeem, Alben, Albie, Alden, Aldred, Aleck, Alecko, Aled, Aleks, Alem, Alen, Aleric, Alerio, Aleron, Alester, Alfeo, Alfey, Alfie, Alfre, Alfred, Alfrey, Alger, Algey, Algie, Ali, Allcen, Allen, Allex, Alley, Allger, Allmer, Aloiki, Alsten, Altaer, Alten, Alter, Alured, Alven, Alvie, Amadei, Amedeo, Ameen, Ameer, Amerey, Andrei, Arese, Aseem, Ateef, Atlee, Aveneil (see Avenall), Avenel, Averel, Averet, Averey, Averi, Axe, Axel, Azeem, Olexey and Olexi. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alexei.

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in meaning and etymology.