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Gender: M Meaning of Alec: "defending men" Origin of Alec: Diminutive of Alexander, Greek Alec's Popularity in 2013: #453

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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.

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Famous People Named Alec

Alec Baldwin (American actor)
Sir Alec Guiness (English actor)
Alec Musser ( American actor)

Pop Culture References for the Name Alec

Alec D'Urberville, character in "Tess of the D'Urbervilles"
Alec Lightwood, sassy character in "The Mortal Instruments" series
Alec Hardison, character on TV show "Leverage"
Alec Hardy, main character from British TV series "Broadchurch"
Alec Volturi, one of the so called witch twins in 'Twilight'
Alec Scudder, from the film "Maurice"

Alec's International Variations

Alek (Russian) Alick (Scottish)