Diminutive of Alexander, Alexis"defending men"
Alex Origin and Meaning
The name Alex is both a boy's name and a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "defending men".
The independent Alex has become a classic in its own right. One of the truest unisex names, Alex is used almost equally for both sexes. Alex is used both on its own and as a short form of formal names of both genders, such as Alexander, Alexandra, and Alexis.
# 194 in the US
Alex Rank in US Top 1000
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Famous People Named Alex
- Alex O'LoughlinAustralian actor
- Alexander "Alex" RodriguezAmerican baseball player
- Alexander "Alex" SmithAmerican football player
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- Alex PettyferEnglish actor.
- Alex Turnervocalist of Arctic Monkeys
- Alex Honnoldfree soloist in rock climbing
- Alexander "Alex" Gaskarthlead singer and guitarist of American pop,punk band All Time Low
- Alex Leeaka Alex from Target, popular internet meme
- Alexander Vail "Alex" EcksteinAmerican child actor (identical triplet brother of Ben & Caleb)
- Alex BrightmanAmerican theatre actor
- Alex ShibutaniAmerican ice dancer
- Alex KinsleyAmerican singer of duo "Alex & Sierra"
- Alex TerranovaAmerican YouTuber of duo "Sierra and Alex"
- Alex JohnsonAmerican musician of rock band "The Cab"
- Alex LangeAmerican YouTuber
- Alex SmithBritish YouTuber, member of HATfilms
- Alex CarterCanadian actor
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- Alex KapranosEnglish vocalist and guitarist of rock band "Franz Ferdinand"
Alex in Pop Culture
- Alex Karevmedical staff from "Greys Anatomy"
- Alex Riderteen spy from the "Alex Rider" adventure book series and movie "Storm Breaker"
- Alexprotagonist in 'A Clockwork Orange"
- Alex Sheathescharacter from "Delirium" trilogy
- Alex Krychekcharacter from TV series "The X Files"
- Alex Stewartcharacter from movie "Love, Rosie" played by Sam Claflin
- Alex Louis Armstrongcharacter in manga/anime, 'Fullmetal Alchemist'
- Alex Stowecharacter in the book series, The Unwanteds
- Alex Santiagocharacter on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
- Alex Leonicharacter on TV's "Alex & Co."
- Alex aka "Razor"a character from "The 5th Wave" book series by Rick Yancey
- Alistair "Alex" Turner"London Spy"
- Alex Roverfictional male character from "Nim's Island"
- Alex Fierrogender,fluid character in Rick Riordan's Magnus Chase series
- Alex Noathe protagonist of the game Lunar: The Silver Star
- Alex Millercharacter of the movie "Don't Breathe"
- Alex Wildercharacter in Marvel's Runaway comics
- "Alex & Sierra"American pop duo
- Alex Woodscharacter from Netflix's "Greenhouse Academy"
- Alejandro "Alex" Fuentesmain character of Simone Elkeles's "Perfect Chemistry"