- this week

Gender: F Meaning of Alexa: "defending men" Origin of Alexa: Diminutive of Greek Alexandra Alexa's Popularity in 2014: #63

Alexa -- the simple and most feminine form of the Alexandra-Alexis group -- has retained its staying power. It entered the popularity list in 1973, and had been in the Top 50 for the last five years, slipping to Number 63 in 2014.

Alexa stands at the happy midpoint between the bare-bones simplicity of nicknamey Alex and the elaborate Alexandra.

Famous People Named Alexa

Alexa Ellesse Vega, American actress
Alexa Chung, English model and TV presenter
Alexa Davalos (Dunas), American actress
Alexa Wilding, English model for Italian artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Alexa Shae Niziak, American actress
Alexa Alemanni, American actress
Alexa Helen Nikolas, American actress
Alexa Jordan Kenin, American actress
Alexa Carole Havins, American actress
Alexa Hamilton, American-British actress
Alexa Goddard, English pop singer
Alexa Junge, American TV writer
Alexa Von Tobel, American financial guru and author
Alexa Ann McDonough, Canadian MP
Alexa Loo, Canadian Olympic snowboarder
Alexa Hunt, pen name of American novelist Shirl Henke
Alexa Ray Joel, American musician; daughter of musician Billy Joel
Alexa Jeong, daughter of actor Ken Jeong; twin sister Zooey
Alexa Holland, daughter of musician Dexter Holland
Alexa San Roman, lead singer of American rock band "Love, Robot"

Pop Culture References for the name Alexa

"The Downeaster 'Alexa,'" song by Billy Joel
Alexa, character on TV's "Party of Five"
Alexa is one of the main characters in the Barbie movie "the Diamond Castle"

Alexha, Alekia, Aleksi, Aleksha, Aleixa, Alyxa, Alexxa, Alexssa, Aleksa, Allexa, Alexsa