Gender: Female Meaning of Alexa: "defending men" Origin of Alexa: Diminutive of Greek Alexandra Alexa's Popularity in 2018: #90

Alexa Origin and Meaning

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

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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Rank in US: #90

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Pop Culture References for the name Alexa

Alexha, Alekia, Aleksi, Aleksha, Aleixa, Alyxa, Alexxa, Alexssa, Aleksa, Allexa, Alexsa


CJ Says:


Loved this name before Amazon used it. It’s still pretty, but now I hear it too often.

Monaca Says:


Even after Amazon's voice assistant became popular (the first time I saw an ad featuring her it was a shock! I thought for a moment the ad had pulled my name from my info and used it to get my attention), people seem unfamiliar with this name. I get called Alexis more frequently than this form of the name; that version seems more popular and familiar, so keep that in mind if considering.

CherryBomb50 Says:


Yeah I don't understand this reference either.

yutoda Says:


play despacito

adadadad Says:


owo what's this?

owowhatsthisowo Says:


this is so sad play despacito

serichs Says:


great name, but i know a total bitch named alexa... also, amazon alexa.

Francoamericano Says:


unfortunately, impossible to be anything but a middle name now

NovaRaya Says:


I think this name is pretty, but it might not stay popular for very long as the name of the virtual assistant on the Amazon Echo is "Alexa."