What does Alexis mean?
Alexis [alex-is] as a boys' name (also used more widely as girls' 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.
Affiliated boy name: Lexer.Creative forms:
(male) Aceis, Aresis, ..
(female) Middle name pairings:
Alexis Joel (A.J.), ..
How popular is Alexis?
Alexis is a somewhat popular first name for men (#641 out of 1220, Top 53%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#6288 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Alexis reached its apex position of #103 in the U.S. in the year 2004, and is at #343 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Alexis (#343 from current records) are Alexander (#8 from current records), Alex (#134), Alec (#455), Alek (#1313), Allie, Alexi and Alix. These forms of Alexis were at the height of their popularity 2 decades ago (median #909) and are somewhat less popular today (#1031, down 40%). Alexander has been the top favorite, while versions like Alec are now less common.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Acelin, Addis, Adonis▲, Ahlois, Alain, Alaric, Albain, Alberic, Alberik, Albie, Albis, Alcedio, Aldin, Aldis, Aldous, Aldric, Aldrin, Aldus, Aldwin, Aleck, Aleks, Alem, Aleric, Alerio, Alfeos (see Alpheus), Alfie, Alfio, Alfons, Algie, Algis, Allain, Allex, Allin, Alois▼, Alpin, Alric, Alstin, Altair, Alucio, Aluin, Aluxio, Alverio, Alvie▼, Alvin▼, Alvis, Alvise, Alviss, Alvys, Alwin, Alwis, Ames, Andris, Anestis, Ares▲, Aris, Arles, Arris, Arvis, Averi, Averie, Averit, Axil, Bemis, Bevis, Blais, Cletis, Denis▼, Ellis, Elvis, Floris, Lewis▼, Lexis, Olexi, Olexiy and Reis. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alexis.See names in meaning and etymology.