Diminutive of Alexandra or Alexis
"defending men"

Alex Origin and Meaning

The name Alex is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "defending men".

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

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Alex Popularity

Famous People Named Alex

  • Alexandrea "Alex" Martin DeanAmerican actress; daughter of actress Whoopi Goldberg and Bernard Dean
  • Alex Ruth AaronsonAustralian,American soccer player
  • Alexandra Elizabeth "Alex" KingstonEnglish actress
  • Alexandra Patricia "Alex" MorganAmerican soccer player
  • Alex McCordAmerican reality TV personality ("Real Housewives of New York")
  • Alexandra Hetherington "Alex" BreckenridgeAmerican actress
  • Alex GreenwoodEnglish football player
  • Alexandra Virina "Alex" ScottEnglish football player
  • Alexandria "Alex" SharpeIrish soprano singer and actress
  • Alex Drummond (b. 1997)daughter of "Pioneer Woman" Ree Drummond

Alex in Pop Culture

  • Alexandra “Alex” Cranemain character from the TV show “Star”
  • Alexandra Margarita "Alex" Russocharacter from Disney's "Wizards of Waverly Place" played by Selena Gomez
  • Alexcharacter from "Totally Spies"
  • Alex Baileycharacter from "The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell" by Chris Colfer
  • Alexprotagonist in "Paranormal Activity 4"
  • Alex Mackmain character from ''The Secret World of Alex Mack''
  • Alex Owensprotagonist from ''Flashdance''
  • Alex Forrestcharacter from ''Fatal Attraction''
  • Alexandra "Alex" Vausecharacter from Netflix original show "Orange is the New Black"
  • Alex Roperfrom movie "Train" played by Thora Birch
  • Alexcharacter in "Beautiful" by Amy Reed
  • Alexcharacter from Disney's "Twitches"
  • Alex Meyersfrom TV series "Bent"
  • Alex Kerkovichcharacter from series "Happy Endings"
  • Dr. Alex Blakea character on "Criminal Minds"
  • Alexandra Anastasia "Alex" Dunphycharacter on 'Modern Family'
  • Alex Walkerprotagonist of novel 'Small Blue Thing'
  • Alexdefault female avatar from Minecraft
  • Alexandra "Alex" Danversadoptive sister of Kara Danvers aka Supergirl in CW's show Supergirl
  • Alex Fierrogender,fluid character from Rick Riordan's Magnus Chase series
  • Alexandra "Alex" Rovercharacter from "Nim's Island"
  • Agent Alex Parrishfrom TV's "Quantico"
  • Alexandra "Alex" Cabotcharacter from TV show "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit"

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