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Alex (girl)

What does Alex mean?

Alex Pronunciation of Alex as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' name Alex) is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Alex is "man's defender". Short form of Alexandra and Alexis; also commonly used as an independent given name.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, defender




RELATED FORMS VIA ALEXANDRA, ALEXIS Aleka, Aleki, Alessa, Alessi, Alexa, Alexea, Alexena, Alexene, Alexi, Alexia, Alexie, Alexina, Alexine, Alexis, Alexius, Alexus, Alexys, Ali, Alie, Aliki, Alla, Alle, Allexa, Alli, Allie, Allix, Ally, Alyx, Anda, Elena, Lexa, Lexi, Lexy




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How popular is Alex?

Alex is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2660 out of 4276, Top 62%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#7142 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Alex was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex position of #539 in the U.S. in 1995, and is at #1332 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Elena (#66 VIA LATEST LIST), Alexa (#90), Alexandra (#125), Alexis (#179), Lexi (#342), Allie (#350), Alexia (#517), Ally (#1274), Alessa (#1418), Lexa (#1805), Ali (#1841), Alli, Alyx, Alexys, Alla, Alix, Alexus, Alexius, Alexina, Alexie, Alexi and Lexy are the popular alternative forms of Alex (#1332) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Alex was at its highest 2 decades ago (USAGE OF 2.2%) and has become significantly diminished since (USAGE 0.83%, 62%), with versions like Alexia going out of style. Elena and Lexi are two of the more chic girl names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alex, Alessa, Alexa, Alexandra, Alexi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexia, Alexie, Alexina, Alexis, Alexius in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexus, Alexys, Ali, Alix, Alla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alli, Allie, Ally, Alyx, Elena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lexa, Lexi, Lexy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alex, Alexa, Alexandra, Alexis, Elena, Lexi outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Ade, Adel, Aden, Adey, Adley, Ailee, Ailey, Al, Ala, Alah, Alba, Alby, Alcee, Alda, Aldea, Alea, Aleah, Aleda, Aleea, Aleen, Alena, Alene, Aleta, Aley, Alfa, Alfi, Alfy (see Alfreda), Alia, Alis, Aliz, Alles, Alley, Alma, Aloe, Alta, Alva, Alvy, Alya, Alys, Ame, Amee, Amel, Amey, Anet, Aren, Arlea, Arlee, Arlen, Arlet, Arley, Ase, Ave and Aven. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alex.

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