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

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.