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Origin & Meaning

The name Alex is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Alex is "nickname for names beginning with alex-".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "nickname for names beginning with Alex-".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1431  in baby name popularity for girls with 157 occurrences.  It ranked 128 in popular baby names for boys with 3159 occurrences. 

View the Alex Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Alex has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Alex to other names.


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Related Names

The name Alyx is a form of Alex.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Alex Rodriguez.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Alex in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Alex.

Just for fun, see the name Alex in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Alex in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.