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I like this name. I'm always hearing short/pet names for this like Lexxi, Lexa, Alexi, but I never heard of Alexia. Sadly, it derives from the word dyslexic, meaning a person who can look at a word and see it backwards. I have two cousins with this problem, but they can read well. :)
-- Tbird  7/23/2005
Alexia hasn't got anything to do with dyslexia. Alexia is unability to read, often because of brain damage.
-- Caprice  7/25/2005
It means "helper" or "defender", actually. I've never heard of it having anything to do with an inability to read.
-- mariej2  10/12/2005
The second daughter of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands bears this name.
-- lala  7/27/2005
I think it is very nice, unfortunately the word meaning of alexia is to have a sudden loss of reading. On the other hand there is a hotel called "The Alexia Hotel," an Italian singer who changed her name to Alexia, and an Alexia Foods company. So those of you with the name don't have to feel so bad after all, because there is a word meaning and a name meaning of Alexia.
-- Anonymous User  8/5/2005
Just a horrible name.
-- Anonymous User  11/25/2005
For me it's a beautiful name. It's my daugther's name.
-- poeshkita  5/4/2006
I personally think it is a very good name, I would probably name my daughter this. I like it because it is so short and because the first thing I think of when I hear it is not Alexander the great.
-- Ghost_4420  7/12/2006
Well since it is "Loss of the ability to read, usually caused by brain lesions" I think it is another bad name.
-- Grey_mw  8/6/2006
German pronunciation: aw-LEG-zee-ah.
-- JHK  9/2/2006
Well, it's a legit name, but it sounds like when you were a little kid and you'd take a name that maybe ended in no vowel sound or an "a" sound and change it to "ia" because you thought it sounded fancier, and then name your doll that. Plus the whole "brain damage" thing.
-- demoiselle  9/25/2006
This is the name of Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark and of Princess Alexia Juliana Marcela Laurentien of the Netherlands (second daughter of Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife, Máxima).
-- MariaNikolaievnaRoma  11/25/2006
The name Alexia derived from Alexus which is another feminine form of Alexander, such as Alexandria and Alexandra for example. It means defender and not the inability to read. It's derived from Ancient Greek. It's a beautiful name. I can see why people would think that because of the spelling of Dyslexia but that is not where the name came from. I think it's pretty and has great roots.
-- EgYpTiAn PrInCeSs  1/20/2007
Yes, the meaning of the NAME Alexia does not have anything to do with an 'inability to read' but the truth is (like it or not), the word Alexia does mean "a brain disorder involving the loss of inability to read". Look it up.
-- Anonymous User  7/3/2007
Okay, all thought of inability to read put aside, Alexia is a beautiful name. It sounds gorgeous and Lexa and Lexi are both really cute nicknames to go by. But, really, people named Cecilia aren't blind. Children named Alexia are not going to be illiterate.
-- writing the world  2/22/2007
I think it's a beautiful name.
-- moonfoot  4/16/2007
Czech and Slovak pronunciation is "Aleksia".
-- Karcoolka  7/3/2007
The whole ''inability to read'' thing has put me off this name years ago, but the name is bland, unimaginative, and lazily constructed, so I wouldn't like it anyway. Boring!
-- slight night shiver  5/14/2008
I love this name! My best friend's name is Alexia and I have always been so jealous of it! Whenever we have been out and she has to give her name, both the names Alexia and Lexi have been complemented on how beautiful they are!

I understand it is personal opinion, much like I despise basic names, to say that the name "is bland, unimaginative, and lazily constructed" like slight night shiver said is really rude.

Also, in regards to the 'disability' component, you will probably find that not many people will know of the condition as it isn't common. I wouldn't let this put you off the name. It is so much more than 'a brain condition' or 'learning disability'. It means defender of mankind which I believe represents an intelligent and strong girl.
-- Anonymous User  4/7/2015
A famous bearer is Alexia Ashford from RE: Code Veronica.
-- Rachelgirl1989  9/15/2008
Olesya is Russian form of Alexia.
-- Emilie007  9/16/2008
A famous bearer is English stage actress Alexia Khadime. She is well-known for her performances in various productions in London and throughout Europe. She performed the roles of Nala in "The Lion King" as well as Ronnie Spector in "Leader of the Pack". She is, however, perhaps best-known for performing the role of Elphaba in the London production of "Wicked" from June until November 2008, taking over the role for Kerry Ellis, who was starring in the Broadway production at the time.
-- AndrewJKD  12/8/2008
Sorry, but this name reminds me of the Alexia Brothers hospital.
-- erb816  7/21/2009
Sorry, but every time I see or hear the name it reminds me of the word dyslexia. I prefer the names Alexis/Alexus, Alexa, or even Alexi compared to this hideous name!
-- Anonymous User  9/10/2009
I do love this a lot but I prefer just Alexa or Alexis.
-- Anonymous User  11/24/2009
In the dictionary, it says that Alexia is the inability to read. I think this is an awful name.
-- lillyanna  2/4/2010
Alexia Hagen from the band The High Wire is a famous bearer of this name.
-- Anonymous User  4/2/2011
Alexia Rodriguez is a vocalist in the band Eyes Set to Kill.
-- guardgirl15  5/2/2011
Come on don't be so ridiculous, the meaning of your name does not mean anything are all Sarah's princesses? All Sophia's wise? All Taylor's tailors? I personally adore this name and the nickname Lexi. By the way it means defender of mankind.
-- littlemissebony  7/22/2012
I always thought Alexia sounded like a learning disability or something: "Sorry to tell you this, but your son has Alexia." Doesn't appeal to me.
-- Anonymous User  10/10/2012
When I was a kid I used to dislike having the name Alexia, but as I grew up I've grown to really like it. My only issue was that people had trouble pronouncing it and would end up just calling me Alex or Alexis which bugged the hell out of me.

Then I figured this issue was not with my name but with these people. If you're not going to bother to learn a name, then I won't bother giving you the time of day.

I have never come across the issue as to which people would tease me about my name meaning a disease. Just the thought of it is ridiculous to be honest. I can recall a moment when I was a child and these kids tried to come up with an insult involving my name but couldn't come up with any! It was hilarious!

I also think it's annoying to assume that your child will have that disease if they're given the name. You might as well assume that every Stacy, Betsy or Kelly will end up being a loose woman. That's not really true, what your name is does not dictate who you are as a person.

In conclusion I really like this name and refuse to ever change it.
:)
-- GunMetal  8/27/2013
When my parents named me Alexia, they thought they made the name up. They based it off of Alexandria, which they found was an aggressive name, and found out a name with an "a" at both ends was passive aggressive, so they thought of naming me Alexa, but craving originality, they added an "i" in it. This is why I don't want to associate my name with the negative meaning, rather the positive. Also, I happen to know several other people named Alexia, and one of them spells her name "Elexia" for originality.
-- IAmLexGJ  12/13/2013
Alexia is also considered to be a French name. It is the feminine version of the name Alexis and figures on the list of names given to people who gain the French nationality.
-- Valmont  4/6/2014
My name is Alexia and I am currently 14. My name meaning a reading disorder or whatever disorder was mentioned on google ( :) ) does not affect me in any way. My reading and writing is at an A grade so far. While I do have OCD and Asperger's, they have nothing to do with my name. How can a name dictate what that child is/has/develops whatever that name means. Especially if the child is born before they're named.
:)
-- Anonymous User  7/17/2014
The exact definition of Alexia, courtesy of dictionary.com: "the inability to see words or to read, caused by a defect of the brain."

I don't know about you but I don't want the word "defect" associated anywhere near my child.
-- jackitty  9/29/2014
I am so disgusted with the comments on this page. Absolutely disgusted. May I recommend not asking for others' opinions on a possible name choice for your child? It is up to the parents or carer what the child should be named whether that be Apple, Pen or Alexia. Different names appeal to different people- clearly, however do not criticize the name! Remember there are people on this website that have the same one and by the looks of things, some people have been very offended on this page, as have I. I love my name Alexia and I don't need narrow-minded, superficial people on this page saying what a terrible name it is.

Jackitty, how dare you say you don't want the name anywhere near your child. I have never felt such disgust towards a person before your rude and ignorant comment. Shame on you. Do you think a name can dictate the physical or mental condition of a child? I'm unable to comprehend the logic behind that thought pattern.

The name is beautiful and as the person above mentioned, it means defender and protector of mankind.
-- Anonymous User  4/7/2015
I came to see what my name meant and I'm feeling really attacked right now. No one I have ever met compared me to a brain disorder and I am in a language arts honors class. All my life I loved reading and I have been told that when people hear my name, it sounds powerful and independent. If you want to name your child Alexia, just let me say one thing; the only downside to this name is people mispronouncing it as "Alexis" or the fact that not many souvenirs have the name on them. Yes, there is a brain disorder called Alexia, but I think that it was named after a person who discovered it? In other words, unless something happens, the name "Alexia" will not guarantee that your child will have a disorder.
-- PurpleColor  1/1/2015
Choosing a name for your child is a very personal choice. 'Alexia' is the name of my daughter. We chose this name as it was unusual and not over popular at this time. I wanted my daughter to have a sense of individuality.
The meaning of a name does not have any bearing on the child or person holding this name. I wonder what some of the people commenting on here are named and wonder if they would appreciate being compared solely to the "meaning" of their name?
-- Anonymous User  4/3/2015
First off, some of these comments are beyond rude! My name is Alexia and I love it. I think it's very beautiful! It actually means defender of men! Dyslexia is the disease where people read and read words backwards! Two different names with two different meanings! Even if the name had anything to do with it, why be rude about it?!
-- Alexia92  5/5/2015
All I have to say is this is what dumb people thought in 2005. my name is Alexia and I read way better than the average student at my age and have very good seeing so get dyslexia and Alexia unconfused from your brain, please and thank you. Also, my name is not a bad name because it means defender of mankind and I proudly stand up to that, there's way more good meaning to my name but I'm not going to get into it, you can look it up yourself. Yes my nickname is Lexi, that's why it's my username. Next time you comment Alexia is a dumb or stupid name and people who have problems are born with it, look at this comment and you might change and get the facts that are right.
-- Lexiiiiiiii  6/4/2015

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