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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.

Associated with: greek, defender, warrior.


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

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

Kreatif forms:
(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)


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

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)

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.