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What does Alec mean?

Alec Pronunciation of Alec as a boys' name is of English, Scottish and Greek origin, and the meaning of Alec is "man's defender, warrior". Short form of Alexander. Also form of Alex.


ASSOCIATED WITH scottish, greek, defender, warrior



ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA ALEXANDER Al, Aleco, Alejo, Alek, Aleko, Alex, Alexan, Alexei, Alexi, Alexio, Alexis, Alic, Alicio, Alik, Alix, Allie, Lex



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How popular is Alec?

Alec is a somewhat popular first name for males (#930 out of 1220, Top 76%) and also a somewhat popular surname for all people (#150436 out of 150436, Top 100%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Alec reached its peak position of #109 in the U.S. in 1994, and is presently at #539. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Alec (#539 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) appearing in the Top 2000 are Al, Alek (#1533), Alex (#153), Alexander (#11), Alexi, Alexis (#445), Alix, Allie and Lex (#1847). Adoption of these relations of Alec was more pronounced 23 years ago (USAGE OF 1.7%) and is somewhat lower today (USAGE 0.88%, 48.2%).

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

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

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

Similar Names

Alec is alike in pronunciation to Aalok, Aleck, Ulick and Wilek. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Abel, Abey, Able, Ace, Acee, Acel, Acer, Adel, Adem, Aden, Adler, Adley, Aed, Alan, Alba, Alben, Alby, Alden, Aldo, Alecko, Aled, Aleks, Alem, Alen, Aleric, Alexy, Alf, Alfeo, Alfey, Alfo, Alfy, Alga, Alger, Algey, Algy, Ali, Alia, Alin, Allen, Allex, Alley, Aloj, Alon, Alric, Alta, Alten, Alter, Alto, Aluf, Alva, Alven, Alvy, Alyn, Amed, Amel, Amer, Arel, Aren, Ares, Aric, Arlea, Arlen, Arles, Arley, Ase, Asen, Atef, Atlee, Atley, Ave and Axe. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alec.

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