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Gender: Female Meaning of Alex: "defending men" Origin of Alex: Diminutive of Alexandra or Alexis

The name Alex is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "defending men". Alex and is often added to lists like Short & Strong Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

From the experts:

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

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Pop Culture References for the name Alex

Aleix, Allexx, Alexe, Alix, Allex, Aleks, Alexx, Alyx

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cabosanmucus Says:


As beautiful as Alexandria et al are I think simple Alex is perfect.

alexleeann Says:


My name is just "Alex". When I was young I wasnt so fond because other kids told me it was a boys name. But as I got older I loved it! So many girls are names Alex in shows and movies these days! And I felt my name was so unique, I get asked often if my name is short for anything.. I have only met one other girl name "alex" ever. so I think its pretty cool!

LunaCross Says:


Have a cousin with this nn.