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Gender: M Meaning of Alexis: "defender" Origin of Alexis: Greek Alexis's Popularity in 2013: #294

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Leapt into the female column via vixen Alexis Carrington on 'Dynasty" in the 1980s--it's now Number 46 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

Pop Culture References for the Name Alexis

Alexei, Alexes, Alexi, Lex