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Meaning and name origin

Alexei \a-lexei\ as a boy's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Alexei is "man's defender, warrior". Alexei is a variant of Alexander (Greek): from the Latin form of the Greek name Alexandros. Also a variant of Alexis (Greek): often used as a short form of Alexander, though it is from Alexius, the Latin spelling of the Greek Alexios. See also Olexei.


Alexei has 7 variant forms: Aleksei, Aleksi, Aleksio, Alexey, Alexi, Alexio, Alexy.


Alexei is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Alexei and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alexander (#8) and Alexis (#302). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alexander, Alexis in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Alex. This name tends to be more commonly used than Alexei.