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Gender: F Meaning of Alexis: "defender" Origin of Alexis: Greek Alexis's Popularity in 2015: #86

Alexis, a one-time exclusively-boys' name, has surpassed sister Alexandra in popularity -- it's now at Number 86 (down from 46), still with more than three thousand baby girls named Alexis last year.

Alexis zoomed to popularity following the introduction of the Dynasty character Alexis Carrington in the 1980s--which gave it a sexy, sleek image--and has had remarkable staying power.

One of the few notable female pre-Carrington Alexises was 1940s actress Alexis Smith, who had some minimal impact on the name, which entered the list in 1943. A current bearer is Alexis Bledel, who played Rory on Gilmore Girls.

Famous People Named Alexis

(Kimberly) Alexis Bledel, American actress
Alexis Merizalde Knapp, American actress
Alexis "Lexi" Thompson, American golfer
Alexis Marie "Lexi" Nucklos Allen, American gospel singer
Kiely Alexis Williams, American singer
Alexis Jordan, American singer
Alexis Arquette, (born Robert Arquette), American actress
Alexis Cohen, American singer
Alexis Texas, American actress
Alexis, German singer
Alexis (Ebert), American country music singer
Alexis Gabrielle Dziena, American actress
Alexis Skye, American model
Gladys "Alexis" Smith, Canadian actress
Alexis Christine Neiers, American reality TV personality
Alexis Gilbert "Lexie" Stewart, American radio and TV host; daughter of lifestyle guru Martha Stewart
Alexis Kalehoff, American actress; daughter of composer Edd Kalehoff and actress Andrea McArdle
Alexis Rodman (b. 1988), daughter of basketball player Dennis Rodman
Alexis Faith Gosselin, daughter of American TV personalities Jon and Kate Gosselin
Alexis Ileana Lowell, daughter of baseball player Mike Lowell
Alexis Danson, daughter of actor Ted Danson
Alexis McNabb (b. 2004), daughter of NFL player Donovan McNabb
Alexis Genevieve Zall, American YouTuber
Alexis Elaine O'Connor (b. 2007), daughter of American television personality Kevin O'Connor

Pop Culture References for the name Alexis

Alexis Castle, daughter of Castle on TV's "Castle"
Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan, character on TV's "Dynasty"
Alexis Meade, character on TV's "Ugly Betty"
Alexis Halstead, character in "The watch gods" by Barbara Wood
Alexis Rhodes, character on anime "Yu-Gi-Oh!"

Alexis's International Variations

Alessia (Italian)