Alexia
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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
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
Folk, the name Alexia first of all can't derive from illness. There are two Greek words -lexis -meaning talk (and illness comes out of this), and alexi meaning -defend.

The name definitely derives from the second meaning and is with little doupt related to Alexander -defender of people.

(whatever you in person associate it with or whether you like the name or not - tastes differ- it is up to you)

But there is ONE MORE thing that hasn't been said yet. While Alexia is associated with Alexande, these two are NOT similar names. There is one more Greek name - Alexis, which JUST means defender. And for example in Russia it is mainly a man's name, while Alexande is both for boys and girls. And I think Alexia suits a girl more than a boy because it seems rather too tender a name for a boy.
-- KellyBrook  3/6/2016
It's not an American name, but a European name. As I am constantly traveling to Europe I have no problem with this name, and never heard anything negative about it. I know it has Greek roots, but to me it's also sounds Russian. Moreover, my grandfather's name is Alexei and I think in its feminine variation, Alexia is a beautiful name for a girl.
-- Oksana  5/21/2016

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