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Gender: F Meaning of Alexis: "defender" Origin of Alexis: Greek Alexis's Popularity in 2016: #119

Alexis, a one-time exclusively-boys’ name, was more popular than its sister Alexandra for quite a while, but last year Alexandra was the more popular name. Alexis was a Top 20 girls’ name from 1994-2010 but has experienced a sharp decline in popularity in recent years. It dropped from Number 16 in 2010 to Number 86 in 2015, and dropped out of the Top 100 for the first time since 1987 in the most recent list, to Number 119.

Alexis zoomed to popularity following the introduction of the Dynasty character Alexis Carrington in the 1980s--which gave it a sexy, sleek image--was quite popular throughout the 90's and 2000's, peaking at the third most popular girls’ name in 1999.

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
Alexis Jordan, American singer
Alexis Arquette (born Robert Arquette), American actress
Alexis "Faith" Ford, 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 "Ali" Wallace, American beauty queen; Miss Oregon 2015
Alexis Christine Neiers, American reality TV personality
Alexis Genevieve Zall, American YouTuber
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 Danson (b. 1985), daughter of actor Ted Danson
Alexis Rodman (b. 1988), daughter of basketball player Dennis Rodman
Alexis Payne (b. 1998), daughter of basketball player Kenny Payne
Alexis Ileana Lowell (b. 2001), daughter of baseball player Mike Lowell
Alexis Faith Gosselin (b. 2004), daughter of Jon and Kate Gosselin
Alexis McNabb (b. 2004), daughter of NFL player Donovan McNabb
Alexis Elaine O'Connor (b. 2007), daughter of TV personality Kevin O'Connor
Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. (b. 2017) - Daughter of athlete Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian

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 Glenn, character on TV's "Famous in Love"

Alexis's International Variations

Alessia (Italian)