Alexis
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Given Name ALEXIS
GENDER: Masculine & Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Αλεξης (Greek), Αλεξις (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: a-LE-ksis (German), A-LEK-SEE (French), ə-LEK-sis (English)   [details]
Meaning & History
From the Greek name Αλεξις (Alexis), which meant "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, to help". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek comic poet, and also of several saints. It is used somewhat interchangeably with the related name Αλεξιος or Alexius, borne by five Byzantine emperors. In the English-speaking world it is more commonly used as a feminine name.
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Related Names
VARIANTS: Alexia, Alexus (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Alexina, Lexi, Lexia, Lexie, Lexine, Lexus, Lexy (English)
FEMININE FORM: Alexia (French)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Aleksei, Aleksey, Alexei, Alexey, Aliaksei (Belarusian), Aleix (Catalan), Aljoša (Croatian), Alexej, Aleš (Czech), Aleksi, Ale (Finnish), Aleixo (Galician), Elek (Hungarian), Alessia, Alessio (Italian), Aleksy (Polish), Aleixo (Portuguese), Aleksei, Aleksey, Alexei, Alexey, Aleks, Alyosha, Lyosha (Russian), Alexej, Aleš (Slovak), Aleksej, Aleks, Aleš, Aljoša (Slovene), Alejo (Spanish), Aleksei, Aleksey, Alexei, Alexey, Oleksiy, Olexiy, Aleks, Oles (Ukrainian)
Popularity
United States  ranked #350 for boys
 ranked #119 for girls
 
England and Wales  ranked #141 for girls 
Canada (BC)  ranked #68 for girls 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #59 for girls 
Belgium  ranked #75 for boys 
Chile  ranked #75 for boys 
France  ranked #47 for boys 
Mexico  ranked #30 for boys 
Netherlands  - 
New Zealand  ranked #75 for girls 
Northern Ireland  - 
Scotland  -