What does Alexei mean?
Alexei /alex-ei/ 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.
(male) Alexer, Alexo, ..
(female) Alexeida, Alexeita, ..
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)
Prominent alternative forms of Alexei (not ranked) are Alec (#469 in 2014), Alek (#1363), Alex (#128), Alexander (#8), Alexi, Alexis (#302), 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 1.07%, ▼37%), with versions like Alexis becoming less stylish. Alexander is the most fashionable boy name here. Below is a graphed comparison of the statistics of the boy name Alexei and associated names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
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.