The name Alex is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "defending men". Alex is ranked #153 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Nicknames for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF #50 (w/ occupations)".
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The independent Alex has become a classic in its own right. One of the truest unisex names, Alex is used almost equally for both sexes. Alex is used both on its own and as a short form of formal names of both genders, such as Alexander, Alexandra, and Alexis.
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