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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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, Alex, Alyosha, Lyosha (Russian), Alexej, Aleš (Slovak), Aleksej, Aleks, Aleš, Aljoša (Slovene), Alejo (Spanish), Aleksei, Aleksey, Alexei, Alexey, Oleksiy, Olexiy, Aleks, Oles (Ukrainian)
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  Mexico - boys
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