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Gender: F Meaning of Alex: "defending men" Origin of Alex: Diminutive of Alexandra or Alexis

One of the most evenly divided unisex names these days; strong and energetic, if overused, for both genders.

Famous People Named Alex

Alexandra Elizabeth "Alex" Kingston, English actress
Alexandra Patricia "Alex" Morgan, American soccer player
Alex McCord, American reality TV personality ("Real Housewives of New York")
Alexandra Hetherington "Alex" Breckenridge, American actress
Alex Drummond, daughter of "Pioneer Woman" Ree Drummond

Pop Culture References for the name Alex

Alexandra Margarita "Alex" Russo, character from Disney's "Wizards of Waverly Place" played by Selena Gomez
Alex, character from "Totally Spies"
Alex Bailey, character from "The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell" by Chris Colfer
Alex, protagonist in "Paranormal Activity 4"
Alex Mack, main character from ''The Secret World of Alex Mack''
Alex Owens, protagonist from ''Flashdance''
Alex Forrest, character from ''Fatal Attraction''
Alex Vause, character from Netflix original show "Orange is the New Black"
Alex Roper, from movie "Train" played by Thora Birch
Alex, character in "Beautiful" by Amy Reed
Alex, character from Disney's "Twitches"
Alex Meyers, from TV series "Bent"
Alex Kerkovich, character from series "Happy Endings"
Dr. Alex Blake, a character on "Criminal Minds"
Alex Dunphy, character on 'Modern Family'
Alex Walker, protagonist of novel 'Small Blue Thing'

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