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Gender: M Meaning of Alex: "defending men" Origin of Alex: Diminutive of Alexander, Alexis Alex's Popularity in 2014: #128

The independent Alex has become a classic in its own right. One of the truest unisex names, Alex is used almost equally for both sexes without sacrificing any of its masculinity.

Famous People Named Alex

Alex O'Loughlin, Australian actor
Alexander "Alex" Rodriguez, American baseball player
Alexander "Alex" Smith, American football player
Alex Day, musician, vlogger, and entertainer
Alex Pettyfer, English actor.
Alex Turner, vocalist of Arctic Monkeys
Alex Honnold, free soloist in rock climbing
Alexander "Alex" Gaskarth, lead singer and guitarist of American pop-punk band All Time Low
Alex Lee, aka Alex from Target, popular internet meme

Pop Culture References for the name Alex

Alex Karev, medical staff from "Greys Anatomy"
Alex Rider, teen spy from the "Alex Rider" adventure book series and movie "Storm Breaker"
Alex, protagonist in 'A Clockwork Orange"
Alex Sheathes, character from "Delirium" trilogy
Alex Krychek, character from TV series "The X Files"
Alex Louis Armstrong, character in manga/anime, 'Fullmetal Alchemist'
Alex Stowe, character in the book series, The Unwanteds

Lex, Alleks, Allix, Alix, Allex, Aleks, Alik

Alex's International Variations

Olek (Polish) Alek (Russian)