Gender: Male Meaning of Alex: "defending men" Origin of Alex: Diminutive of Alexander, Alexis Alex's Popularity in 2018: #153

Alex Origin and Meaning

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

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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Rank in US: #153

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Famous People Named Alex

Pop Culture References for the name Alex

Lex, Alleks, Allix, Alix, Allex, Aleks, Alik

Alex's International Variations

Olek (Polish) Alek (Russian)


Hero_Phoebus Says:


Alex Furmansky is the founder of Budsies.

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


Unlike Charli which I prefer not short for anything I think personally Alex should be short for Alexander, but if you think differently that's fine.