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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.
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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Entry updated April 25, 2021