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What does Alexis mean?

Alexis Pronunciation of Alexis 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, defender, saint, popular (famous)


VARIANTS Alejo, Aleksei, Aleksi, Aleksio, Aleksios, Aleksius, Alexei, Alexey, Alexi, Alexio, Alexios, Alexius, Alexus, Alexy


RELATED FORMS VIA ALEXANDER Alec, Aleco, Alek, Aleko, Alex, Alexan, Alic, Alicio, Alik, Alix, Allie




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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 #445 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Alexis (#445 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) are Alexander (#11), Alex (#153), Alec (#539), Alek (#1533), Alexi, Alix and Allie. These forms of Alexis were at the height of their popularity 2 decades ago (MEDIAN #909) and are somewhat less popular today (#1085, DOWN 48%).

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

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding 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.

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