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Gender: M Meaning of Alec: "defending men" Origin of Alec: Diminutive of Alexander, Greek Alec's Popularity in 2014: #469

Alec, though an old nickname for Alexander, is much fresher sounding than Alex, with the additional advantage of not being unisex (there are as many girl Alexes these days as there are boys).

Alec Baldwin is by far the best known current bearer of the name. In the past there have been actor Alec Guinness and writer Alec Waugh.

Famous People Named Alec

Alec Beall, Big Brother Canada 1 Houseguest
Alexander Frederick "Alec" Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel, British Prime Minister
Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III, American actor
Alec Guiness (de Cuffe), English actor
Alec Su (born Su You-peng), Taiwanese actor and singer
Alec Musser, American actor and model
Alec Baillie, American bassist for bands Choking Victim, Agent 99, and Leftover Crack
Alec William Alfred Stock, English footballer and manager
Alec Eason, Australian rules footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Alec

Alec D'Urberville, character in Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles"
Alec Lightwood, character in "The Mortal Instruments" series
Alec Hardison, character on TV's "Leverage"
Alec Hardy, main character on British TV series "Broadchurch"
Alec Volturi, character in the Twilight Saga
Alec Scudder, character in film "Maurice"
Alec, character from 'The Kill Order' by James Dashner
Alec Newbury, character in Joel Schumacher's "St. Elmo's Fire"

Alec's International Variations

Alick (Scottish) Alek (Russian)