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Gender: Female Meaning of Alexa: "defending men" Origin of Alexa: Diminutive of Greek Alexandra Alexa's Popularity in 2017: #65

The name Alexa is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "defending men". Alexa is ranked #65 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Pretty Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

From the experts:

Alexa -- the simple and most feminine form of the Alexandra-Alexis group -- has retained its staying power. It entered the popularity list in 1973, and has been a steadily popular choice for several decades now.

Alexa stands at the happy midpoint between the bare-bones simplicity of nicknamey Alex and the elaborate Alexandra.

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Famous People Named Alexa

Alexa Ellesse Vega, American actress
Alexa Chung, English model and TV presenter
Alexa Davalos (Dunas), American actress
Alexa Wilding, English model for Italian artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Alexa Shae Niziak, American actress
Alexa Alemanni, American actress
Alexa Helen Nikolas, American actress
Alexa Jordan Kenin, American actress
Alexa Carole Havins, American actress
Alexa Hamilton, American-British actress
Alexa Goddard, English pop singer
Alexa Junge, American TV writer
Alexa Prisco, American reality TV personality ("Glam Fairy")
Alexa Von Tobel, American financial guru and author
Alexa Ann McDonough, Canadian MP
Alexa Loo, Canadian Olympic snowboarder
Alexa Hunt, pen name of American novelist Shirl Henke
Alexa San Roman, lead singer of American rock band "Love, Robot"
Alexa Bliss, ring name of Alexis Kaufman, American pro wrestler
Alexa Ray Joel, American musician; daughter of musician Billy Joel and model Christie Brinkley
Alexa Jeong, daughter of actor Ken Jeong; twin sister Zooey
Alexa Holland, daughter of musician Dexter Holland
Alexa "Lexi" Massaro (b. 2000), daughter of pro wrestler Ashley Massaro
Alexa Flutie, daughter of NFL player Doug Flutie
Alexa Tejada, daughter of baseball player Miguel Tejada
Alexa Love Ikonn (b. 2016), daughter of English YouTuber Mimi Ikonn

Pop Culture References for the name Alexa

Alexa, character on TV's "Party of Five"
Alexa, a main character in the Barbie movie "The Diamond Castle"
Alexa, Amazon personal assistant
"The Downeaster 'Alexa,'" song by Billy Joel

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