Comments for the name Alexis

Filter:

Comments for ALEXIS:

I am one of many Alexis' in the world, and I have come to find only few around me with the same name. Every person I have met with the name Alexis is a very kind hearted soul. My grandparents once gave me a book mark with the name meaning on it and I still believe to this day the meaning stands strong. Alexis ~ Helper of mankind, Be not afraid for I am always with you.
-- Lexx7007  2/14/2005
An ancient Greek name, long before Alexius, 3rd century BC. Alexis was a comedian from Thoureion.
-- Damis  3/3/2005
Here in front of me I have a card that says
"Alexis (Greek Origin) 'A helper' 'God loves you, you have been chosen'"
I was walking down the street (after much time living wherever I could) and passed this Religious store. I went in and they had these name cards. I ended up buying one. It reminds me that I have a purpose no matter what, religiously, I believe.
-- Baby_Pandora  8/1/2005
I love the name Alexis. It sounds so trustworthy and kind.
-- horselover1  11/2/2005
I have known two people with this name personally, but have come across about a dozen. The second Alexis was trendy, popular, sweet to her friends, but rather 'Mean Girl'ish sometimes. Because of her, this is how I think of any Alexises I meet, but overall this is a very pretty name.
-- Anonymous User  11/12/2005
Alexis is the name of the slave boy with whom Corydon falls in love in Virgil's Second Eclogue (written 37 BCE). It's thought by some historians that Virgil was in love with a slave named Alexander and that "Alexis" was based on this slave.
-- splintercat  11/14/2005
I love this name! I named my daughter this and she has a personality that I've never seen in a small child. She's funny and very outgoing. From now on I'll always associate her personality with anyone I meet named Alexis.
-- stefany640  12/13/2005
Means defender of mankind.
-- Anonymous User  1/4/2006
This sounds more like a masculine name. I would never name my daughter Alexis!
-- Anonymous User  3/8/2006
It sounds Egyptian and too exotic. But it suits a boy more than a girl.
-- Anonymous User  3/8/2006
I know a girl named Alexis and she's a know-it-all. She seems to be nice and sweet but that's because she wants to be little miss perfect. I think since this name actually means "helper" it suits a maid or housekeeper or something. I prefer Alexandra...now that's nicer.
-- Anonymous User  4/3/2006
This name almost sounds like the name of a car (Lexus). However, Alexis fitted someone who was a lovely, exotic and seductive princess of either ancient Egypt or Greece. She was the helper of her royal close-ones and would lend a hand to anyone close to her...but if only that helpfulness was the same with others it would be different. Alexis lived in a palace of luxury and was so aloof but one day, a servant of hers became jealous and planned to tell one of the slaves to kidnap her. And one day they did. She was kidnapped and forced to become a slave to a queen of a faraway land (someplace in Persia) and had to swallow her pride to become a helper. Though, I don't think this is what the name is based on, because mainly it was a Greek masculine name and was already used. To me, Alexis always meant 'luxury' (lexis) and the 'al' could stand for 'noble, royal.'
-- Anonymous User  4/8/2006
I think Alexis is a very nice name. I don't know any personally and can't say that I have seen the name at my kids school.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Despite this is a nice name. I am sorry to say but I have met mean people with this name and had left a bad taste in me so I have defined some by being that was but that's just my opinion.
-- Anonymous User  5/31/2006
Alexis Smith is a bearer of this name. Not too sure who she is though.
-- Anonymous User  6/4/2006
My best friend is named Alexis. She says that her dad wanted a girl to be called Alex (but she isn't), and she didn't like Alexandra. I like this name. Otherwise she would be Mackenzie, and that doesn't suit her at all.
-- lauren_somebody  6/11/2006
For those of us who were growing up in the 80's, this name will always signify Alexis Carrington, the uber-bitch of the primetime soap "Dynasty". Played by Joan Collins.
-- elizabeth hamlet  7/10/2006
Alexis McCoy is the second eldest of the McCoy Septuplets.
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2006
Everybody says the name Alexis is a name for a mean girl and really popular girl, well, it's true! My name is Alexis and I'm in middle skool and I am one the most popular girls, and I'm nice to my friends, but mean to the nerds who get in my way. I guess it's just how I am but all my friends and especially the guys love me!
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2006
Actually, Alexis does not mean that you are a mean girl or popular. My name is Alexis and I'm popular but I could never be mean to anyone! And you shouldn't call anyone a "nerd", they're people just like you. I'm one of the nicest people you could ever meet so please don't believe that Alexis means you're a mean girl. I love my name I would name my daughter this but that'd be kinda weird. Alexis means "defender of all people" and I believe that! I plan on being a pedatrician when I'm older.
-- Alexis_and_Luca  9/25/2006
This name is incredible--both soft and masculine. A potent mix. Irresistable. This name is my catnip!
-- .yvette.  8/21/2006
ALEXIS is my name and I have always loved it.
-- Anonymous User  9/27/2006
My daughter is named Alexis. She was named after my great, great grandfather, whose name was pronounced the French way and spelled "Alexie" (ah-lok-see). She is not a mean girl by any means and is very well liked by everyone. She was born in 1982 and contrary to what everyone thought, was not named for the character on Dynasty. I do not think her name sounds masculine at all. There are too many "cutsey" names out there with no uniqueness to any of them.
-- mama M  10/12/2006
I think it’s funny to read what everyone has to say about the name Alexis. That’s my name, and I love it. I don’t think I'm mean, and I'd say I'm popular among my friends, but I don’t like making myself stick out like a sore thumb either. I don’t think you should really judge someone just by their name alone. Other things affect who we are, like our personality, and how we're raised. I also feel our Zodiac sign has some part in it as well. Our names are who we are yes, but it’s ourselves who define what we are. So just remember the next time you meet someone and you remember meeting someone with the same name, don’t just judge them based of what the past person had done to you. Honestly if you went about hating every Tom, Dick, and Harry just because some with that same name was rude to you or hurt you, you would be one sad lonely person.
-- Lexx7007  12/28/2006
Just because your name is Alexis doesn't mean you're rude or conceited. I knew an Alexis once, and she was the kindest person I ever met, not to mention that she is a nerd herself, and hated being the center of attention. As stated, it all depends on your personality.
-- 7up  1/23/2007
I know of a gorgeous little Alexis. Her nicknames are Allie, Lexie and Alex, depending on who is speaking her name. Maybe I'm biased but this is a very pretty name. It suits her to a 't'.
-- Belle  2/5/2007
Alexis Bledel is the actress who plays Rory Gilmore in the TV show "Gilmore Girls".
-- Anonymous User  4/1/2007
My name is Alexis and I happen to love my name. I am female and I am 25 years old I was the only one with that name where I live for a long time. I found it easier being the only one so I always knew when someone was speaking to me or when a teacher was calling on me. When you come from a town that has several kids with the same name it got to be very confusing. I was and still am very proud of my name. Thanks Mom and Dad!
-- lexilaine  4/13/2007
Alexis was the name of the tsarevitch of Russia. He was presumed to have been murdered with the other Romanovs, but his body was never found. Although it is not likely he could have survived people trying to kill him, since he was a haemophilic, and came very close to dying before, by pure accident.
-- tomboy  5/6/2007
I personally find this a very ugly name. (Now I am shielding myself and shouting 'don't hurt me!' But it's just my opinion.)
-- Anonymous User  5/26/2007
Masculine - French. The final S should not be pronounced. [noted -ed]
-- sixou  5/28/2007
I love the name Alexis. One of my twins is Alexis and she fits her name. I know many Alexis' and some of them have hit me the wrong way, but my husband named her and I can't judge a name based on how others have acted.
-- Anonymous User  6/4/2007
Contrary to what some users put here, I really like this name. It reminds me of a jewel. However, it's some bearers of the name that tick me off - like it's associations with mean or snobby girls and unfortunately because of Alexis Bledel - ugh. If it weren't for those two, I'd really consider using this name!
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2007
Personally, I think this is a nice name for a girl. It sounds a bit too feminine for a boy, in my opinion. Alex, Alexander, or Alexius sound much more masculine, to me.
-- Midna  7/27/2007
Alexis is the middle name of actress Lucy Liu.
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2007
Alexis is an okay name. Never really been one that I'd consider for my daughter, but to each his/her own.
-- gracielou16  8/25/2007
Too trendy.
-- johann14  9/25/2007
I absolutely love this name. I want to name one of my children this when I get older. I think it's so beautiful, grown-up, proper, and kinda of edgy with a wild and sporty twist. I just love it. The ways it's pronounced makes it just fun to say.
-- prettnames24-7  9/26/2007
Alexis is a fairly pretty name and I do think that it's better for a girl than a boy. But I think anyone considering Alexis would do better to go with Alexandra. It's classier, more elegant, and has a more authentic pedigree.
-- queenv  9/30/2007
I think it sounds better for a girl.
-- vane62392  12/6/2007
Alexis is one of the cute little Asian girls on Jon and Kate Plus 8.
-- Anonymous User  1/19/2008
This is an okay name. It's very cute and sweet sounding. Not my favorite, but it's an fine name. :)
-- Delicious_Panda  1/30/2008
I think Alexis is a wonderful name! I personally love it! It's more of a female name. It's also my name! Alexis means many things such as: Defender of Mankind, God loves you, You have been chosen.
-- AlexisAwesome  2/29/2008
Alexis McCaughey is one of the McCaughey septuplets. She doesn't have famous parents, but there aren't many spetulets in the world. :)
-- Patricia Underwood  3/2/2008
I adore this pronounced uh-LEK-see on a boy. I discovered the masculinity of this name when reading a novel about the Romanovs written by an English man. I really dislike it on a girl, but that's just me.
-- aileenbean  7/3/2008
Here's a weird fact: Alexis Texas was almost the name of the main character in the Disney show Hannah Montana.
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2008
Also used in Spanish, usually as a male's name. There is Mexican actor Alexis Ayala. The name would be pronounced Ah-leh-xees.
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2008
Also a Spanish name. Usually only used as a male name and pronounced Ah-leh-xees.
-- BornOnRoshHashanah  8/13/2008
This is my future daughter's name, I am in love with it. It's so strong yet feminine. If I were to change my name to anything it would be Alexis.
-- Anonymous User  10/5/2008
In France, it's only masculine.
-- luxsword  10/24/2008
Sadly, when I hear this name, I get an image of a snobby school girl. Not to say everyone with this name is that way, I knew someone by this name and she was quite the opposite.
-- ICEyun  12/4/2008
Alexis Denisof played Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (alternate spellings of Wyndam-Price and Wyndham-Pryce), a character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off, Angel.
-- Townzell  12/19/2008
Alexis Grace is a contestant on the eighth season of American Idol.
-- emmiix3  3/18/2009
Alexis is my middle name, and I think it's pretty because everyone uses it as a first name and you never hear it as a middle name but I like it as a first name too.
-- Makenna14  4/21/2009
Everybody is saying that people named Alexis are mean and snotty. NOBODY can say that. Everybody is special and different and people named Alexis are no exception. I have met a mean person named Alexis, but I have also met nice people named Alexis. Your name doesn't affect how you act.
-- artemis16  6/16/2009
I love this name, because it can be pretty by itself but also has a ton of nicknames (Lexi, Ally, Alex, Lex, Is). This name is nice because there aren't many girls names with an X in them. It would also be a good name for someone who likes the name Alex, but thinks that Alexandra is too long. This is my middle name, and I think it helps balance out my first name well (Summer).
-- Summah  6/29/2009
My name is Alexis. I like it because not many people MY age have it but it's popping up on babies all over the place.
-- Lexi_Love14  7/1/2009
I think Alexis is a very cute, pretty, name for a girl. It's modern yet not too trendy or made up or anything.
-- Anonymous User  7/27/2009
Pronounced ah-LEK-zis in German.
-- mafiosa  8/6/2009
Alexis is a really pretty name. There are really cute nicknames that go along with it (Lex, Lexi, Ali). I think the name is really feminine, it reminds me of ruffles and flowers, that's just the image that comes to mind. Alexis is powerful, classic, and beautiful! I could never picture a guy named Alexis.
-- becca_marciano  8/10/2009
In spite of this name having largely been taken over by the girls, Alexis will always be a masculine name to me since it's the English form of my favorite male Russian name, Aleksey. The name of Tsar Nicholas II's son is often rendered as Alexis in books about the last Romanovs, for example. When I hear the name Alexis on a girl, I think of some snobby cheerleader or spoilt rich girl.
-- Anyechka  9/8/2009
Everyone thinks of a snobby girl when they hear this name, but this name is masculine in my opinion. Too bad it's been taken over by the girls. :(
-- -Julia-  10/4/2009
I really like this. So much better on a girl. It's too pretty to be manly.
-- Anonymous User  11/11/2009
Well, Alexis in my opinion can suit both boys and girls. It's a strong, quite beautiful name, but it's a shame that it's not so unique and uncommon as it was before.
-- XxproudrulerxX  11/28/2009
To me, this name is masculine. Alexia, Alexandra, Alexandria, etc, are feminine, why not use one of those?

But, maybe that's just me.
-- Anonymous User  12/5/2009
A very feminine trendy name. I wish this was my middle name!
-- starz26  1/24/2010
Sounds like the name of a preppy girl in middle school who plays soccer, and afterward the mom drives the team to Starbucks in the SUV. She probably shops at Limited Too. Every girl I've met with this name as been a total idiot, and I can't see that changing.
-- Aureliano  2/20/2010
I really like this name. It's the name of the main character in the story I'm writing. I always think of an Alexis as strong and determined.
-- CattyLoony  4/9/2010
Actress Nancy Lee Grahn has played the popular character Alexis Davis, a lawyer, on the American soap opera General Hospital since 1996.
-- faye  4/30/2010
Alexis is a character on E!'s Pretty Wild.
-- Alora  5/3/2010
I like Alexis (on boys ONLY), but it's too popular and considered feminine now, so I'd probably never use it. :(
-- Anonymous User  7/16/2010
My parents wanted me to have a name that would have a nickname "Alex". Alexis has that, but it's different from Alexandra or Alexandria. That's my name today, and it suits me.
-- Anonymous User  7/29/2010
Most people would disagree with me and that's fine, but I don't find anything feminine about this name. It sounds masculine and even has a feminine form (Alexia). As trendy as Alexia is, I would rather hear it on a girl than Alexis any day.

Alexis is quite nice on a boy.
-- Anonymous User  8/3/2010
This is a nice masculine name, but I can't stand it on girls. As a feminine name, Alexis makes me think of snooty popular girls, as well as the evil Alexis Carrington from that awful show Dynasty.
-- bananarama  8/15/2010
On a girl, I don't particularly like this name. But, for a boy (pronounced a-LEX-ee), I happen to be rather fond of it! I wouldn't dare name a boy this, though. He'll be teased for having a girl's name, and people would always pronounce it wrong :/
-- EchoSketcher  8/28/2010
It's way too feminine for a guy, and it sounds oddly masculine for a girl.

I prefer Alexandra for a girl and Alexander for a guy, anyways.
-- Chrila96  9/17/2010
I know quite a few Alexis in my life, and that includes me. All of them, boys and girls, are magnificent people. They are kind and helpful and live up to the meaning of their names. I can't consider them stuck-up at all. I am proud to have the name I have.
-- ladybugluck  11/9/2010
I kinda like this name on a guy. It sounds different and unique. I don't really like it for a girl.
-- Chrila96  11/10/2010
Probably the most famous bearer of this name was the French political thinker Alexis de Tocqueville.
-- guisreis  1/25/2011
I think this is a beautiful, strong-sounding name for a boy or a girl.
-- ophelia_song  2/13/2011
I love this name. It's sounds so pretty. My name is Alexis. :)
-- LexyForever  12/2/2011
Alexis is the name of famous fictional crime novelist Richard Castle's teenage daughter, on the TV show Castle. It may be a variant of her father's given middle name, he was born Richard Alexander Rodgers, before he changed it to Richard Edgar Castle, well before she was born, but we don't know that for sure. It is just guesses for the fans of the show. Alexis full name is Alexis Harper Castle.
-- Charlie1977  4/22/2012
I HATE this name with a flaming passion! It sounds like the name of some rich airheaded blonde girl who cares about nothing but clothes, cute boys, and gossip. Plus it's a boys' name. On a boy it doesn't sound as bad.
-- Bonquiqui  6/2/2012
Alexis Denisof (b. 1966 in Salisbury, Maryland) is an American actor. He is married to actress Alyson Hannigan.
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2012
I think this is a beautiful name for a girl. I was born in 1997, when the name Alexis was ranked #8 in the U.S. for girls, so I know quite a few Alexises. Most Alexises I know are pretty and funny.
However, even though I know countless Alexises, none of them are boys. I would strongly advise against naming a boy Alexis. It's like naming him Leslie or Marion. He's going to get made fun of, and most likely resort to wanting to be called Alex.
-- Icycoldhot  7/7/2013
That's funny, because Leslie and Marion are also boy's names.
-- Anonymous User  9/2/2013
Alexis Pointdextre is the name of the "hero" of Gilbert and Sullivan's opera The Sorcerer (though many -- myself included -- regard him as the actual villain).
-- Kosta  1/3/2014
One of the ugliest names. I think only lame people pick this for their child.
-- rmariehan  5/4/2014
I have never been able to neutrally endure the thought of the name Alexis... or the nickname Lexi. I think it is unfortunately prosaic. If used on a male, which I have never encountered, I feel that it may be less wearisome, but still rather colorless.
-- Francesca  6/22/2014
This is definitely a boys' name in France. No one would dare use it for a girl. I don't see why anglophones use it on girls.
-- Acajou  10/27/2014
I like this name. It's my second name. It's an unisex name. It's also related to Alexander.
-- Jonathanalexisl  11/16/2014

Add a Comment

Key: Meaning/History Usage Pronunciation Famous Bearer Personal Impression Other

Comments are left by users of this website. They are not checked for accuracy.