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What does Alexey mean?

Alexey Pronunciation of Alexey [alex-ey] as a boys' name has its root in Greek, and the name Alexey means "defender". Alexey is an alternate form of Alexis (Greek).

Associated with: greek, defender.


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

4 more alternative forms via Alexis: Alejo, Alexios, Alexius and Alexus.

Creative forms:
(male) Alexel, ..


Middle name pairings:
Alexey Masyn (A.M.), ..

How popular is Alexey?

Alexey is a rare first name for males. Alexey is an equally unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Alexey (outside Top 2000) are Alexi and Alexis (#343 in recent rankings). These relations of Alexey were popular a decade ago (average #991) and have become significantly less popular since (#1171, 75.6%), with the version Alexis becoming less trendy. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alexey and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alexey is pronounced similarly to Aluxio and Oleksey. Other suggested similar names are Ackley, Adeel, Adeev, Adley, Adney, Aimerey, Akeem, Albany, Alben, Albie, Aldred, Alec, Aleck, Alecko, Aleco, Alek, Aleko, Aleks, Alem, Alerio, Alex, Alexan, Alfeo, Alfey, Alfie, Alfred, Alfrey, Alger, Algey, Algie, Algy, Alix, Allex, Alley, Allie, Allmer, Alojzy, Alured, Alven, Alvy, Amedeo, Ameen, Ameer, Amerey, Amery, Andrey, Ansley, Arese, Arney, Aseem, Ashbey, Asheley (see Ashley), Atlee, Atley, Attley, Audey, Autrey, Averel, Averey, Avery, Axe, Axel, Azeem, Blaney, Claney, Coxey, Dewey, Ellerey, Elrey, Olexei, Olexey, Olexiy and Olley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alexey.

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