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Alex Meaning


What does Alex mean?

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-".

Alex is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced A-lex.

The Given Name Alex

Alex is a name with authenticness.

This 2 syllable name has charm and strength.

Alex is also great as a middle name.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Alex DeLarge, and Alex Delvecchio.

Alex Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 1,290 in baby name popularity for girls with 185 occurrences. It ranked 134 in baby name popularity for boys with 3,085 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,418 in baby name popularity for girls with 160 occurrences. It ranked 128 in baby name popularity for boys with 3,170 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Alex has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Alex Name Popularity Page.

Alex Related Names

Variants of the name Alex include Alek, Alexx, Alic, Alik, Alyx.

The name Alick is a form of Alex.

Famous Alexs

  • Alex ~ A Clockwork Orange character, 2 hurricanes, 1 storm
  • Alex DeLarge ~ A Clockwork Orange character
  • Alex Delvecchio ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Alex English ~ Basketball Player
  • Alex Ferguson ~ Soccer Player
  • Alex Kingston ~ Actress
  • Alex O'Loughlin ~ Actor
  • Alex Pettyfer ~ Actor
  • Alex Sandro ~ Soccer Player
  • Alex Song ~ Soccer Player
  • Alex Wilkinson ~ Soccer Player
  • Alex Wojciechowicz ~ Football Player

Alex Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Alex.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Alex are often excitable and decisive but most of all they are read more >>

Alex 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.