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Alexis meaning and name origin
Alexis \a-lexis\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Alexis), is pronounced a-LEX-iss. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Alexis is "defender". Often used as a short form of Alexander, though it is from Alexius, the Latin spelling of the Greek Alexios. Saint Alexis (fifth century) was a popular saint of Edessa, venerated as a "man of God". Originally a boy's name, but now more commonly given to girls. Hockey player Akeksei Kovalev.
Alexis has 14 variant forms: Alejo, Aleksei, Aleksi, Aleksio, Aleksios, Aleksius, Alexei, Alexey, Alexi, Alexio, Alexios, Alexius, Alexus and Alexy.
For more information, see also the related name Lexer.
Baby names that sound like Alexis are Alex, Aleks, Alexan, Algis, Aluxio, Olexiy and Olexi.
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Popularity of Alexis
Alexis is a somewhat popular first name for men (#641 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#8677 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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