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Gender: F Meaning of Alexis: "defender" Origin of Alexis: Greek Alexis's Popularity in 2013: #46

Alexis, a one-time exclusively-boys' name, has surpassed sister Alexandra in popularity -- it's just inside the Top 40, with more than five thousand babies named Alexis last year.

Alexis zoomed to popularity following the introduction of the Dynasty character Alexis Carrington in the 1980s--which gave it a sexy, sleek image--and has had remarkable staying power.

One of the few notable female pre-Carrington Alexises was 1940s actress Alexis Smith, who had some minimal impact on the name, which entered the list in 1943. A current bearer is Alexis Bledel, who played Rory on Gilmore Girls.

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Famous People Named Alexis

(Kimberly) Alexis Bledel, American actress
Alexis Merizalde Knapp, American actress
Kiely Alexis Williams, American singer
Alexis Jordan, American singer
Alexis Arquette, American actress (born Robert Arquette)
Alexis Cohen, American singer and contestant on TV's "American Idol"
Alexis Texas, American adult film actress
Alexis, German singer
Alexis (Ebert), American country music singer
Alexis Gabrielle Dziena, American actress
Alexis Skye, American model
Gladys "Alexis" Smith, Canadian actress
Alexis Faith Gosselin, (b. 2004) daughter of reality TV's Jon and Kate Gosselin
Alexis Christine Neiers, American reality TV personality ("Pretty Wild"), member of Hollywood "Bling Ring" burglaries

Pop Culture References for the Name Alexis

Alexis Castle, daughter of Castle on TV's "Castle"
Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan, character on TV's "Dynasty"
Alexis Meade, character on TV's "Ugly Betty"
Alexis Halstead, character in "The watch gods" by Barbara Wood
Alexis Rhodes, character on anime "Yu-Gi-Oh!"

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Alexis's International Variations

Alessia (Italian)

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