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Simple yet exotic. I agree with one of the above commentators, it has a mystic twang to it.
I think that this could work out in an English-speaking country as a good alternative to Alex/Alexander.
Please don’t use this for girls. It’s a handsome, historic, manly Russian name.
I like it, it just seems a little hard to pronounce!
Alexei Navalny, born 4th of June 1976, is a prominent critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin. He is currently detained for violating his parole. This has caused the recent protests in Russia.
Alexei is also used for a girl.
There is a person called Alexei Navalny, I found. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexei_Navalny
H.I.H The Successor Tsesarevich and Grand Duke Alexei Nikolaevich Romaov of Russia(1904-1918) was the youngest child and only son of Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.
The name of a character in season 3 of the Netflix show Stranger Things.
Usage: Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Swedish (Modern), Danish (Modern, Rare), Norwegian (Modern, Rare), German (Modern, Rare)

Pronounced: u-lyi-KSYAY (Russian), a-LEHK-say (Swedish), a-LEHG-sie (Danish)

Meaning: Alternate transcription of Russian Алексей (see ALEKSEY), Ukrainian Олексій (see OLEKSIY) or Belarusian Аляксей (see ALIAKSEI). This is the Russian, Ukranian, Belarussian, and Scandinavian form of Alexius (see ALEXIS).
I can only see it on a Russian person, and the pronunciation bothers me... uh-lex-eye? Uh-lek-sey?
Alexei Leonov Russian cosmonaut, first spacewalk.
Alexei Ponikarovsky is a Ukrainian Canadian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for HC Kunlun Red Star of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Ponikarovsky has previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings, Carolina Hurricanes, Winnipeg Jets and New Jersey Devils, having originally been drafted in the third round, 87th overall, by the Maple Leafs at the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
Alexei Yagudin is a former Russian figure skater. His major achievements in his six years of eligible sports career include being the 2002 Olympic champion, a four-time World champion (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002), a three-time European champion (1998, 1999, 2002), a two-time Grand Prix Final champion (1998–1999, 2001–2002), a World Junior champion (1996) and a two-time World Professional champion (1998, 2002).
Alexei Fyodorovich Karamazov, better known as Alyosha, is one of the main characters in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel, "The Brothers Karamazov".
This is more like a feminine name to me. Is it the I, or what? Aleskey is better.
I'm not sure why it seems feminine to you, but in Russia, this is a strictly masculine name. It ends in a consonant (-й), and is, therefore, masculine.

As for my impression of the name, I like it. Not much because of its association with the last tsarevich of Russia (he was apparently very bratty, as he was babied due to his position in the imperial family and his hemophilia), but simply because it's nice sounding. Never liked Alexander or Alex, but this is very nice.
Alexei Romanov (real name Alexis) was named after his mother Alexandra. Alexis is a shortened form of Alexander/Alexandra.
I love this name very much because I love Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov.
Alexei Harlamoff was a Russian artist known for his many portraits of young girls and women.
I met a Scottish man with this name. Quirky. I love it, it's a great alternative to Alexander or Alex. I prefer this spelling to Aleksey, not sure why.
Alexei Leonov was a Soviet cosmonaut and the first man to walk in space.
Alexei (1690-1718) was the oldest son of Tsar Peter I of Russia (Peter the Great) and his wife Eudoxia.
Alexei (1654-1670) was the son of Tsar Alexei I of Russia and his wife Maria.
Alexei (1850-1908) was the son of Emperor Alexander II and his wife Maria and the younger brother of Emperor Alexander III.
Alexei was the oldest son of the first Romanov Tsar Michael I and his wife Eudoxia. He later became Tsar himself.
Figure ice skater Alexei Yagudin, b. March 18, 1980 and currently resides in St. Petersbug, Russia. His last time at the Olympics was 2002, retired in 2003.
Pronounced as "aleck-see", in England at least.
In Leo Tolstoy's novel, "Anna Karenina", both Anna's husband, Karenin, and her lover, Vronsky, have the first name "Alexei."
This name is so great, but the association with the haemophillic boy who died is very strong. I love this name because I love that story of the Romanovs.
Every other Russian male is called Alexei.
I actually I really like this name, it sounds better then Alexander or Alex and it has a bit of a mystical thing around it.
Alexei Mateevici was a Moldavian Romanian poet. On July 17, 1917, he wrote the poem 'Limba Noastră,' which is currently the national anthem of Moldova.
Alexei Romanov was the fifth child and only son of Czar Nicholas and Alexandra of Russia, the last Emperor and Empress of that country. Alexei was killed, in 1918, at age 14, along with his family, in a surprise execution in a house in Ekatersburg, where the family was being held captive during World War 1. His older sisters were Olga, Tatiana, Marie, and Anastasia (the last of whom was rumored to have survived the massacre -- smuggled out by a sympathedic captor).
The Tsarevitch Alexei Romanov's body was never discovered.
One of the bodies was missing. The missing body was either Alexei's or Anastasia's.
To correct the comment above, it was actually either Marie or Anastasia.
Correcting everyone. Two bodies are missing, one is either Anastasia or Marie, and the other is Alexei's.
To add to the previous comment, Alexei was a hemophiliac, which means his blood didn't clot properly.
Alexei Sayle - comedian (in Young Ones).

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