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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 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.
― Anonymous User  3/15/2014
Alexandra "Alex" is a character in Totally Spies!.
― Anonymous User  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.
― Anonymous User  7/21/2014
My name is Alex and I am a girl and I don't get why everyone is saying all the Alex's they have met are snooty and violent because I know for sure I'm not. I know quite a few Alex's (not girls) and they aren't violent at all and they are actually quite friendly. For all you people saying how snooty and violent we are you haven't met all the Alex's in the world, so who are you to judge? You're not perfect, no one is.

I think the name Alex suits a girl more. I don't know why, but I think the name Alex on a boy... well I just don't like it that much. Also, girls called Alex are quite unique because I've never met one before. I know some girls can get picked on if they have a boy/girl name but I just ignore them and really, I don't think one person has asked me why I have this name.
Flowergirl333  10/29/2014
Alex Vause is a female character on the Netflix original series "Orange Is the New Black."
hkols  11/2/2014
Great gender-neutral name.
AriP1023  1/18/2015
The personality of an Alex always depends on his/her surroundings. If Alex grows up around other people and love, Alex will grow up as generous and kind. If Alex is exposed to the good and bad, and is told of the effects in the future, Alex will be aware of his choices in life.
In conclusion, it depends on how Alex is brought up. Alex's like to follow what they learned in the past.
― Anonymous User  1/24/2015
C'mon guys. A lot of people saying that Alexes are mean, bossy, rebellious etc. Well, I'm Alex. And a lot of people I know are Alex. But we are not like that!
― Anonymous User  3/16/2015
I've always had a good impression of the nickname Alex. Of those that I've met, I'd say there is a fairly even field of "kind Alex" bearers and "unkind Alex" bearers (although, perhaps slightly more of the initial). I think it is an incredibly nice nickname; very playful and young, but it suits up well for maturing. And at this moment, there is one particular Alex I know who gives a great reflection of it.

In general, I prefer it on men. That said, I am one who loves a good masculine name on women. It could be wonderful on a girl, if you choose. I feel that there may be better options, though-- especially for someone like me, who, if trying to go less stereotypically feminine, may lean toward the likes of Benny, Ronnie, etc.
Francesca  4/11/2015
The name is also rather common in Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. [noted -ed]
vadskajagtamigtill  6/14/2015
I actually really love this name, but not for a boy. While others hear masculiness (I know it's not a word but) I hear quite a bit more feminine in it. I also like the names Alexa or Alexis, but I find those names are too overused and popular. I know Alex is pretty overused but not as much as a lot of other names these days.
― Anonymous User  9/23/2015
I think Alex is a cute name for a girl but it originally sounds like a boys name but it's cute for anyone :)!
Alexia09  9/25/2015
Alex is a name for a tough and hyper child. Alexandria or Alexandra sounds too princessy. Alexander sounds too intelligent.
― Anonymous User  9/28/2015
Personally I have a close friend named Alex. Just Alex, and not Alexander. Honestly it suits him really well but I think that it would be a cool name for both boys and girls.
Maeve N. E.  10/17/2015
I like the name Alex because that is my name. I was one of those kids that ran around every day and did NERF gun wars. I did like violence within my own boundaries. I am very caring and I always try to help people because I believe that no matter what, someone is having a worse day than me. I think that your name does not affect your actions. I grew out of my stage of violence. I have always, throughout my life, been kind to people.
Survivalguy2700  12/3/2015
I don't like this name. It seems plain and dull to me and better suited as a nickname.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2015
A boring, bland, dull name that is too plain by itself.
― Anonymous User  1/14/2016
Considering Alex is my very own name (fully Alexandra), I tend to think other Alex's are similar to myself. And for the most part, I've found this to be quite true. Even though there's practically 100 of them at my school, of the ones I do know, we tend to be unique, weird, strong, and very creative. Many people have told me they couldn't see me with any other name.
I'm personally not too fond of the names Alexa or Alexis; At least for myself. I know an "Alyx" too, but that's a different story. The band teacher at my school calls me Al and I really like that.
― Anonymous User  1/29/2016
Alexander is an awesome name.
But why name your kid just "Alex"? Legally naming your kid a nickname is a bad idea. Why not name your kid the full name and call them by the nickname?
At least an Alexander can choose between his full name, Alex, Lex, Xander, and a lot more.
epicanna27  2/22/2016
I'm not really a fan of the name Alex, but I do prefer it on a boy. I also agree with Epicanna27 in that it is silly just to name your child a name that is a diminutive of another name. And I especially feel for all of the girls who have Alex as their legal names because now substitute teachers will probably assume that Alex is a boy!

I like the name Alexander (m) and love Alexandra (f), but I prefer Al as a masculine diminutive and Allie or Sasha as a feminine diminutive.
YITYNR  3/6/2016
Quite frankly I'm sick and tired of hearing this name wherever I go, whether it be at school, work, on TV or anywhere in real life. It seems to be too common of a name, but at least it's not more common than John or Tom.
― Anonymous User  2/28/2016
Other than Alex Trebek, I can't picture a 40 or 50 year old man named Alex so I'm not sure how well this name will age.
― Anonymous User  3/22/2016
Alex sounds like a name a dog would have!
lilolaf  4/9/2016
Not a biblical name is it, and why should it have to be? Church congregations have shrunk a lot over the decades in Britain, and not without good reason.
It's recognizably Greek, or Macedonian if you like. At the same time it is given to boys and girls without any ancestral link to those countries. It isn't too weird, although, depending on the surname it can sound a little thin. There are far more trendy, cruel and unusual names these days.
You might think it a bit more snappy and cool than Alexander - but why would you not name your son Alex as Alexander? Is it a bit too long for a parent with a fragile ego? Remember Emperor Alexander was The Great.
Lorexult  5/4/2016
Alex is the name of a man who runs a YouTube channel called I Hate Everything. He currently has almost 1 million subscribers.
LoriTheGirl  5/4/2016
The name Alex was given to 185 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/17/2016
It makes a decent nickname but not a full name.
Eileen1209864  6/17/2016
It's okay as a nickname, but too nicknamey as a full name.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2016
Also a Hungarian name. Pronounced: AW-leks. [noted -ed]
HerculePoirot  7/22/2016
Alex is a great name. My sister's name is Alex. Either boy or girl, Alex is still amazing. Sorry but if you're calling Alex stupid or ugly, think again!
- Zozzy-  10/6/2016
My name is Alex and I think it is one of the best names in Australia
(I live in Australia).
Alex the Awesome  10/10/2016
Alex Webster was the bassist of American death metal band Cannibal Corpse.
ERK  11/24/2016
It is also used as short form of Alexandros (in Greek) and a Russian variant transcription of Aleks. [noted -ed]
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  12/2/2016
Alex Andrew Darrow is an American entrepreneur best known for founding the fiscally sponsored non-profit organization PictureTheWorld. As of February 2010, he is one of the youngest executive directors of an established non-profit organization in the world.
cutenose  1/13/2017
Fantastic, would recommend.
alexisthebest  1/26/2017
Alex Dujshebaev is a Spanish professional handball player who plays as a right back for RK Vardar and the Spanish national team.

His mother is of Russian descent, and his father, Talant Duyshebaev who is a former handball player and current coach, is of Kyrgyz descent. His brother Daniel Dujshebaev is also a handball player.
cutenose  1/29/2017
A perfect girl name. Horrible on a boy. It makes me shudder just to think about considering naming a boy Alex. But if I get a daughter then I will name her Alex, I just know it.
Namey7  3/26/2017
I don't like just Alex, but my father gave me that name. I began to start disliking it when I was about 8. I thought it was a girl name. But then I realized Alex is usually short for Alexander or Alejandro. I don't like my first name because it's more like a nickname. Some people think it's short for Alejandro or Alexander, and I don't mind if they think that, because I wish that was true. But whenever they call me Alexander my dad tells them it's just Alex. My dad tells me he named me after him, but then I tell him he named me after what they CALL him, because his real name is Alejandro. I used to think it was short for something but my parents kept it a secret, but one day my mom showed me my birth certificate and it said Alex Eduardo. Also my last name isn't really Redwood. Luckily my mom gave me a full middle name, which is Eduardo. I like my middle name better than my first name, so that's why I put "A. Ed" on my username and my gaming name is "Ed Red". On stories I make in a notebook I put "by Ed [last name]. In my stories I make a lot of characters who are called by their middle names so they could relate to me. When I turn 18 I will make my name Alejandro Eduardo so I can make what my dad said true, and also so I can finally have a full, complete name. I celebrate Middle Name Pride Day every single day, because I have more pride of my middle name than my first name. I am sorry my comment is extremely long, but I hope people will read this.
A. Ed Redwood  4/28/2017
Alex has always been my favorite name. It is a name that works for both boys and girls, and as soon as I am old enough, I am going to change my name to Alex.
hale235  5/11/2017
I just named my first born son Alex. I wanted Alexander because my name is Philip and Alexander the Great's father was King Philip of Macedonia but my wife thought it was too historical and not enough Catholic... I hate religion... and love actual history. I am a man that loves the titans of history. If I had my way my goldfish would have been called Zeus instead of Dave. But the boy's name is Alex, (protector of men & defender of mankind) basically Flash savior of the universe.
― Anonymous User  5/13/2017
Alex Hideo Shibutani is an American ice dancer. With his sister Maia Shibutani, he is a three-time World medalist, the 2016 Four Continents champion, a two-time NHK Trophy champion, the 2016 Skate America champion, the 2016 Cup of China champion, the 2009 World Junior silver medalist, and a two-time U.S. national champion. He was a member of the US Olympic team and competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
lilolaf  5/18/2017
Alex Skrindo is a Danish DJ.
cutenose  6/16/2017
Alex J O'Connor (a.k.a. CosmicSkeptic) is a youtuber, writer, and science enthusiast.
sfd  7/24/2017
This is the name of Glenn Close's character in the 1987 box-office hit "Fatal Attraction." In a nutshell, Alex becomes obsessed with a married man she has an affair with, and after he calls it off, she begins to stalk him and terrorize his family.
lichnost  8/25/2017
My friend's name is Alexandria but everybody calls her Alex for short.
danielle170  2/6/2018
My husband changed his name to Alex before we met. He's an extremely kind person who loves people and can bring the best out in everyone, so he lives up to his name perfectly. I had to write this to counter all the bad Alex's above commenters have met.
I personally can't really see this as a feminine name, it seems a bit tomboy-ish to me.
― Anonymous User  2/17/2018
I am 6’5 270pound man. My name is Alexis which is a common name for boys in non English speaking countries. When I moved to the states I started going by Alex and prefer it.
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