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This is the name of Alex Rider, the teenage spy hero of Anthony Horowitz's series of novels by the same name.
-- reservoirdoll1987  5/28/2005
Alex is the name of the violent narrator of the book & film "A Clockwork Orange".
On the 1980's sitcom "Family Ties" Michael J Fox played the character Alex P. Keaton.
-- Anonymous User  12/19/2005
Alex Trebebek, host of the game show Jeopardy.
-- Anonymous User  12/19/2005
My son's name. I think it's more trendier than Alexander. A short and strong name.
-- jazzi  1/2/2006
I much prefer Alex as a male name to a girl name. Though it is extremely popular, I still like it.
-- TriwizardChamp3  2/1/2006
There are two female Alex's on Laguna Beach.
-- Anonymous User  3/6/2006
Alex Rodriguez is a famous Yankee baseball player.
-- Anonymous User  3/6/2006
In my opinion, it's too overused. Alex sounds only OK to a character who reminds me of the name. LOL.
-- Anonymous User  3/8/2006
Alex Kapranos is the lead singer/guitarist of Franz Ferdinand.
-- CranberryBex  3/19/2006
Alex is a cute little boy, brave, smart, kind and a defender of his friends and family, whose real name is Alexander, when he reaches the ages of about 15 or 17 he will be called fully by his name, but for now he is just Alex.
-- Anonymous User  4/4/2006
It's a nice short name, but it sounds more masculine than feminine.
-- Anonymous User  4/30/2006
I think Alex sounds cute and trendy, but it's a little overused nowadays.
-- Anonymous User  5/7/2006
The name could also be thought of as A-lex or Latin-derived "without law".
-- Anonymous User  5/13/2006
For a boy - ICK, for a girl - cool.
-- Anonymous User  5/23/2006
A little too trendy, and I have met very mean people with this name (both male and female). No offense to the Alex-s out there.
-- websurfer  5/25/2006
Alex is also used as an independent name. I don't like it that much for a nickname for Alexander in my opinion.
-- Anonymous User  5/31/2006
I don't want to base this name on everyone bearing it, but of all the Alex's I've known and read about (contrary to the whole names Alexander or Alexandra which have grown fine to me) they are mostly either rebellious, violent, stern and bossy. They are usually in trouble and can get downright mean, although they usually (some of them!) end up doing a good cause but still.
-- Anonymous User  6/1/2006
Alex was also the name of a cadet in the comedy film: "Major Payne." He was a bit bossy, rebellious and rather snooty but after all, a good character deep down.
-- Anonymous User  6/1/2006
In my opinion, I think it is a nicer nickname for Alexandra or Alexa. Most Alex's that are boys, I dare also agree are either snooty, violent or just bossy and also because I've met a few who are like that. A cute nickname could be "Ally."
-- Anonymous User  6/2/2006
Alex was also the name of the little boy in "The Mummy Returns."
-- Anonymous User  6/3/2006
I really, really like this name, and it is one of the few masculine names that sounds cute on a girl, too. But much as I like it, it sounds very modern and fad-ish. Sure, there's Alex Trebek, but how many other Alex-s are there that are older than thirty?
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2006
I think Alex should be used for boys/men. It could be short for Alexander, or its own name. The feminine form of this name would be Alexa.
-- toria  7/23/2006
Alex Kelley (f) was a character on the second season of The O.C.
-- pink_floyd_fan  8/5/2006
If I was born a boy I would have been named Alex. Just Alex, not Alexander. But my parents changed their mind by the time my brother came around because they thought Alex was too popular. I have to agree, there were 40,041 male Alex's born in the 2000s alone, and also 919 Alex's born in the 2000s. That's just plain Alex, mind, not counting all the Alexis' (female, 89,512, male, 17,738), Alexander's (104,903), Alexandra's (40,837), Alexa's (25,551), Alexandria's (17,929), Alexia's (14,007), Alexus's (5,416), Alexzander's (1,509), Alexandro's (1,377), Alexandrea's (1,353), and Alexys's (1,021). All in all that's 362,113 kids born in the 2000s that could be called Alex. Wow.
-- lucky3teen  8/9/2006
I would never abbreviate a girl's name to Alex - it is so much more of a boy's name. I think it suits someone who is silly and goofy but with a good heart. The actor who played Alex Rider in the film Stormbreaker was also called Alex (Pettyfer) so it will always sound to me like a teenager's name.
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2006
I love the name Alex - it's one of my favorite boys' names. My crush is named Alex, and he's not snooty or violent. Maybe you all were just looking in the wrong place.
-- stormy_lovegood  8/10/2006
I met a GIRL Alex, just yesterday. She was blonde with blue eyes. Alex definitely suited her. I personally like this name on both boys and girls, but mostly girls.
-- flowerkate  8/18/2006
'Alex Karev' is a sometimes arrogant but good hearted doctor in Grey's Anatomy. He is played by Justin Chambers.
-- Anonymous User  8/25/2006
My 12 month old daughter is named Alexandra and we call her Alex. I love it. I don't really feel it is overused as it seems like that was more of a trendy name in the yuppie 80s than it is now. I hate Ally and Lexie. My Alex will never be one of them!
-- mom2evaalex  10/27/2006
There is a female author Alex Kava.
-- Anonymous User  11/28/2006
Famous bearer is Alex Wolff, son of Michael Wolff and Polly Draper, and brother to Nat Wolff. He's from The Naked Brothers Band on Nickelodeon.
-- Mitzi  2/3/2007
This is my 17 year old brother's nickname. His name is actually Aleksandr, but only gets called that when he's in trouble. This nickname is okay, but I don't like it as much as his other nicknames (Lex, Lexi) because when we go to the mall or something other people will think I'm talking to them because their name is Alex.
-- Celticdemon  2/3/2007
That is my favourite nickname and I love it. It is not used that much here in the country that I live in so it works nice for me.
-- FrancisRobyn  2/21/2007
Alex Garcia! What a common name, I know. But I have a crush one one Alex Garcia. Thus, I love the name.
-- stormy_lovegood  2/24/2007
Trust me never call a girl Alex. It is cruel! From personal experience having the name Alex as a girl is extremly annoying. People have actually said to me 'that's a boys name why are you called Alex?'. Also teachers at school call you Alec AND in primary school I always got blue name stickers. This was very upsetting as I was 5 and I was being singled out because of my name.
-- alex-92  3/14/2007
I think Alex is a very good name.
-- Moo63  6/18/2007
Also a boys name in Slovenia, though not as popular as Aleks.
-- earthnut  7/3/2007
This name is far too popular for me, and I must agree that many of the Alex-es I've met have been selfish, bossy, rude, unkind. I've also run across a few who spell their name "Alexs" or "Alexz", both of which I find terrible. I've also seen this name shortened to "Lex," which is not nearly as hideous as the previous two versions, but is still not anywhere near the top on my list.
-- Ouaie  7/8/2007
I love the name Alex. For guys and for girls, more for guys though.
-- applemilk  8/29/2007
That is my favourite name! Nickname for Alexandr(a) - a very imposing name. By the way, in Russia it has lots of variants: Sasha, Shoora, Sashulya, etc. The fact that it suits for both sexes makes Alex so popular. A magnificent name!
-- Anonymous User  12/26/2007
I like this name. It can work either way, if you've got a boy, or a girl. But I wouldn't name my son 'Alexander' and call him 'Alex'. I'd name him 'Alex' to start with. For a girl, Alex, is another name I wouldn't use as a nickname. It would be her real name.
-- Patricia Underwood  2/6/2008
I think Alex sounds better on a boy than a girl. In my opinion. It is a very cute name for a little boy.
-- deatheater1408  3/8/2008
Alex Borstein, voice of Lois Griffin on the animated series Family Guy.
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/11/2008
It's my name and I personally consider it cool. And that's not just because it's my name. =)
-- darkwingsangel  4/16/2008
Alex Summers, better known as "Havok", brother of Scott Summers ("Cyclops") and long-time member of the X-Men.
-- FMRadio  6/9/2008
Alex Cora, Boston Red Sox infielder.
-- egyptianpanda  7/8/2008
Alex Evans uses Alex as a nickname.
-- proudsasukefan  7/17/2008
Selena Gomez plays as Alex Russo in the Disney Channel Wizards Of Waverly Place.
-- Anonymous User  10/2/2008
In Limburgish, this name is also used (on males, as a short form of Alexander).
-- Lucille  10/18/2008
Wonderful, strong name for boys. When you hear the name you always assume it is a boy, Alexis, Alexa or other nicknames like Lexie or Ally are cuter for girls.
-- chris24  11/28/2008
One of my best friends' name is Alex. He's a guy. I like it as a girl name for some people.
-- annamarie941408  12/1/2008
This does not have to be considered a shortened version of Alexander or the like; "Alex" or "alexo" means "defend," which seems like a fine name to me.
-- MoonAgeDaydreamer  12/20/2008
I think this name is more for a boy, than a girl. Alexa, maybe for a girl, but not Alex.
-- deatheater1408  2/3/2009
Alex is the name of my friend's older brother, but I also love the name as a girl's name. It sounds spunky, fresh, and cute. Whether it's Alex, Alexander, or Alexandra, I really like this name!
-- xxmidori  3/16/2009
The main character of Silent Hill: Homecoming is called Alex Shepherd. Alex is believed to be his full name.
-- Rachelgirl1989  4/5/2009
If you convert letters to numbers (a=1, b=2, c=3, etc.), Alex is equal to 42, which is the answer to life, the universe, and everything. :)
-- Anonymous User  4/9/2009
There's nothing I can find about this name that's bad. I wouldn't use it as a full name, but rather as a nickname for Alexander or Alexandra. It's short and simple and fits a child, because a four-syllable name is rather long for a child.
-- emmiix3  4/18/2009
My name is Alex, and I am female. My family speaks French, and they have always pronounced my name "A-lex". With the emphasis more towards the end of it. I find that spelling it "Alexe" causes people to say it like that. I think it sounds more feminine, but it is just a preference.
-- VelcroMonster  7/21/2009
Alex Brown (born June 4, 1979 in Jasper, Florida) is a National Rugby League defensive end for the Chicago Bears. The 2008 season will be his eighth year in the National RugbyLeague.
-- MaggieSimpson  7/29/2009
Alex Turner is the singer and lead guitarist of a British indie rock band called Arctic Monkeys. He is a very talented lyricist and an accomplished guitarist.
-- Polly.C  8/31/2009
I like this name for a boy or for a girl (more like a boy's nickname and girl's full name). I'm surprised that it's in the Slovenian top 100 because the letter X doesn't even exist in their alphabet.
-- enchy  9/14/2009
I love this name for a girl.
-- Doglover  9/30/2009
Alex (Alexander) Gaskarth is the lead singer of the band, All Time Low.
-- YourAchillesHeel  11/29/2009
This name is very masculine and cool for a boy to have. For a girl it is too tomboyish.
-- starz26  1/24/2010
I LOVE this name because I have a friend and her name is Alex and she's so funny. I think this name is gender neutral but a bit overused. But still, I love it.
-- Anonymous User  6/10/2010
Alex is the name of the main character in the 1992 British horror film 'Tale of a Vampire'. He is portrayed by Julian Sands.
-- Antique_Cherub  6/23/2010
My youngest of three sons' name is Alex, just Alex, it is not short for anything. He is a strong, smart, sweet boy and the name suits him.
-- Madison101  8/7/2010
Ugh. I don't like this on a boy or a girl. I don't like variants of this name, either (i.e. Alexander, Alexandra, Alexei).
-- Joy12  4/20/2011
I think this is a bad name for girls, it is the best for a boy. Girls named Alex are very snobby and weird.
-- Anonymous User  4/27/2011
ALEX GASKARTH!
Alex Gaskarth is the lead singer of the amazingness boy band, All Time Low.
-- writer371  5/14/2011
One of my best friends is named Alex, and she is a girl. And no it's not short for Alexandra, it's just Alex, and the name suits her. When we were in high school and there was a substitute it was funny seeing them call out the roll because we were pretty sure the teacher assumed she would be a boy! I like the name for both females AND males.
-- aussiejess  6/10/2011
Alex Kralie, a character from the horror ARG called Marble Hornets.
-- CanadianChibi  8/1/2011
Alexander William Gaskarth (goes by Alex) is the lead singer of the pop-punk band All Time Low.
-- writer371  8/12/2011
Alex Lifeson is the guitarist from Rush. His real name though is Aleksandar Živojinović. His surname meaning "son of life" therefore, turning his new last name into Lifeson and having his first name shortened to Alex. (^.^)
-- TUXthe penguin  8/16/2011
It looks so strong and cute at the same time.
-- Valeria33  10/30/2011
Alex Day is a popular youtuber. He is also a musician and charted number 4 in the UK with his single Forever Yours.
-- CattyLoony  4/20/2012
A good nickname for either Alexander or Alexandra/Alexandria, all of which are names that I personally love. I like this nickname over Lexi/Lexie for girls because it seems more likeable, too. There is also the character Alex Louis Armstrong from the manga/anime Fullmetal Alchemist.
-- sunshinechild67  5/21/2012
I would deffinately pick Alex for a boy. Something softer like Lexie or Alexis for a girl would be prefered if I was choosing the name for my child or a character in a story. Since I don't have kids yet but am a budding authress, I think in terms of which character does this name fit. I imagine an Architect with the face of Jim Caveizel, but that's just me.
-- Vani Joy  7/27/2012
Two famous bearers I can think of are Alex Riley and Alex Zane (although the latter might be using a stage name). They are both British comedians/TV presenters.
Alex Riley is probably best known for his "Britain's Most Disgusting Food" series.
Alex Zane has presented, among others, T4 and Rude Tube.
-- AnastasiaE  9/26/2012
I think the nickname "Lexi" is more attributed to girls and not for boys. For boys, it's more "Alex" or "Xander"... not "Lexi".
-- AshleighCwen  1/13/2013
Another famous bearer is Alex Trimble, the red headed singer of the Irish indie pop band Two Door Cinema Club :)
-- Anonymous User  3/25/2013
Alex is the main character in the Ashes trilogy written by Ilsa J. Bick.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  3/15/2014
Alexandra "Alex" is a character in Totally Spies!.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  5/23/2014
Alex James is the bassist for pop band Blur.
-- moonbaby9307  5/30/2014
Alex the lion, the main protagonist of the Madagascar films.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  7/21/2014

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