Name Alex Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Alex


Alex is a ♀ girl’s name and ♂ boy’s name. Alex thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

Origin of the name Alex

Alex is a short form of Alexander and Alexandra and thus a name for girls and boys. It derived from the ancient Greek name Aléxandros (Αλεξανδρος).

What is the meaning of the name Alex?

Alex means “defending men”, “defender of men”, “defender of the people” or “protector of men” (from ancient Greek “aléxein/ἀλέξειν” = to defend/protect + “anēr/ἀνήρ” = man).

Pronunciation of Alex

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Popularity of the name Alex

The name Alex is ranked #1762 overall.

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