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Gender: M Meaning of Alexis: "defender" Origin of Alexis: Greek Alexis's Popularity in 2014: #302

This name leapt into the female column via vixen Alexis Carrington on 'Dynasty" in the 1980s. It's now Number 64 for girls but still holding its own for boys.

Alexis is an ancient (male) saints' name as well as the name of a third century BC comic poet. In the Alexius version, it was the name of several Byzantine emperors.

Famous People Named Alexis

Alexis Denisof, American actor
Alexis Carrel, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Alexis Tsipras, greek prime minister (2015)
Alexis Sanchez, soccer player
Alexis Papas, male model

Pop Culture References for the name Alexis

Lex, Alexi, Alexei, Alexes