Alex - boys name

Alex name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Alex name meaning:

The name Alex is a shortened form of the name Alexander, which has Greek origins. The meaning of the name Alex can vary depending on the interpretation. One common interpretation is that it means "defender" or "protector of mankind." This interpretation is derived from the Greek words "alexein," meaning "to defend," and "andros," meaning "man." Therefore, the name Alex can be seen as a strong and noble name, representing someone who is courageous and protective.

Another interpretation of the name is that it means "man's defender" or "helper of men." This meaning emphasizes the idea of being supportive and assisting others in need. It portrays Alex as someone who is reliable, loyal, and willing to lend a helping hand. Overall, the name Alex carries positive connotations, suggesting qualities of strength, protection, and assistance.

Ultimately, the meaning of a name can also be influenced by personal and cultural associations. It is important to note that individuals may have different interpretations or beliefs about the meaning of a name based on their own experiences and cultural backgrounds.

Origin: Greek

Form of Alexander. Helper and defender of mankind.


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Alexander , Alandair, Alasdair , Alastair , Alec , Alejandra , Alejandro , Alejo, Alek , Aleka, Aleko, Alekos, Aleksander , Aleksy, Alesandro, Alessandra , Alessandre, Alessandri, Alex , Alexa , Alexandra , Alexandrea, Alexandria , Alexandrina , Alexandro , Alexi , Alexia , Alexina , Alexine, Alexis , Alick, Alik, Alisander, Alissander, Alistaire, Alister , Alistir, Alixandra, Allissandre, Allistair, Allistir, Alsandair, Alsandare, Alyssandra, Alyx , Elke, Lexandra, Lexi , Lisandra, Olexa, Pip , Sacha , Sachenka, Sachka, Sande, Sandey, Sandi, Sandie, Sandra , Sandy , Sascha , Sasha , Xandra, Xandy

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Overall UK ranking: 122 out of 4789

474 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (143)

Historical popularity of Alex

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