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What does Lex mean?

Lex Pronunciation of Lex as a name for boys has its root in Greek, and the name Lex means "man's defender, warrior". Lex is a version of Alexander (Greek). Lex is also a form of Lexer (German, Greek).


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, defender, warrior


RELATIONS VIA ALEXANDER, LEXER Al, Alec, Alek, Alex, Alexi, Alix, Lexis, Lexo, Lexus



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How popular is Lex?

Lex is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#23530 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Lex was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #1019 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, and is at #1917 currently. (2016 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lex name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Alexander (#11 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Alex (#147), Alec (#491), Alek (#1496), Al, Alexi and Alix are the prominent varying forms of Lex (#1917) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Lexis, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Lex reached its apex 22 years ago (ADOPTION OF 1.6%) and is somewhat lower today (ADOPTION 0.9%, 44%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lex, Al, Alec, Alek, Alex in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Dex, Le, Le-, Lea, Lee, Lem, Len, Leo, Les, Lev, Lew, Rex and Tex. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lex.

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