Gender Masculine & Feminine
Scripts Αλέξης(Greek) Ἄλεξις(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. A-LEHK-SEE(French) ə-LEHK-sis(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Greek name Ἄλεξις (Alexis) meaning "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek ἀλέξω (alexo) meaning "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 Ἀλέξιος or Alexius, borne by five Byzantine emperors. In the English-speaking world it is more commonly used as a feminine name.

Related Names

VariantsAlexia, Alexus(English) Alejo(Spanish)
DiminutivesAlexina, Lexi, Lexia, Lexie, Lexine, Lexus, Lexy(English)
Feminine FormsAlexia(French) Alexia(Greek) Alexia(Spanish)
Other Languages & CulturesAliaksei(Belarusian) Aleksi(Bulgarian) Aleix, Alèxia(Catalan) Aljoša(Croatian) Alexej, Aleš(Czech) Aleksi, Ale(Finnish) Aleixo(Galician) Aleksi(Georgian) Elek(Hungarian) Alessia, Alessio(Italian) Aleksejs(Latvian) Aleksy(Polish) Aleixo(Portuguese) Aleksei, Aleksey, Alexei, Alexey, Aleks, Alex, Alyosha, Lyosha(Russian) Aljoša(Serbian) Alexej, Aleš(Slovak) Aleksej, Aleks, Aleš, Aljoša(Slovene) Oleksiy, Olexiy, Oles(Ukrainian)
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People think this name is

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Name Days

France: February 17
Germany: July 17
Greece: March 17
Spain: February 17
Spain: July 17
Sweden: December 12


Entry updated April 25, 2021