Alexis name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old Greek
Usage: English, Greek, Icelandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Alexis ah-lex-iss
Meaning: Man's Defender, Helper, To Help, The Defender, Repel and To Protect
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What does Alexis mean?

Pleasing and Conifer Old Greek Alexis means "Man's Defender, Helper, To Help, The Defender, Repel, To Protect or The Word Alexein Which is of the Meaning to Ward Off to Defend" used for both boys and girls is used especially in Finnish, Danish, Icelandic, English, Norwegian, Swedish and Greek..

Alexis is Greek equivalent of Αλεξιος. It is celebrated on on February 17.

How do I pronounce Alexis?

The two syllabled name Alexis is commonly pronounced as ah-lex-iss. The other ways to say the name is a-lexis.

Variants of Alexis

Alexios, Aalexis, Alexie, Alexia, Alex, Alessa, Alexzis, Alexisjade, Alexiel, Alecxia, Alexina, Alexandra, Alax, Alexa

Nicknames for Alexis

From plethora of nicknames for baby name Alexis, we love these names:

Names that rhyme with Alexis

How popular is the name Alexis?

Alexis was among the n extremely popular names in United States. Since emerging in 1882 around 401790 babies have been given the moniker. At the peak of its usage in 1999, it ranked 3rd when 19778 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls.

However after 190 years, the name is on free fall on the charts but still going strong on charts. Moreover, the given name has been to the top 5 baby names 3 times Also, Alexis was a popular name in England and Wales.

Over 6056 babies have been given the given name in 46 years. When at the peak of its usage in 2011, the moniker grabbed the 101st spot and 576 baby girls were given the name.

But after 46 years, the name has lost its appeal a bit and is now ranking low. Moreover, the name has been to the top 500 baby names 21 times Also, Alexis was a very popular name in France.

Over 147953 babies have been named Alexis since 1900. At its zenith in 1997, it ranked 10th when 5836 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. However after 173 years, the name is on free fall on the charts but still dominating the charts.

Additionally, the moniker has been in the top 10 baby names 1 times

In Belgium, Alexis was once a common name since emerging in 1995 it has been given to over 3733 babies.

At its zenith in 2013,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 38 years but it is still going strong. Also, In New South Wales, Alexis was once a common name since emerging in 2007 it has been given to over 1583 babies.

At its zenith in 2011,. However after 13 years, the name is on free fall on the charts. Also, Alexis used to be a common name in Queensland, first appeared in 2006 and over 1339 babies have been given the name in 14 years.

When at its peak in 2013,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 14 years. Also, In Victoria, Alexis was once a common name since emerging in 2008 it has been given to over 1000 babies.

When at the peak of its usage in 2011,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 11 years.

Alexis is a familiar baby name in Switzerland, it has been in use since 1998 and was able to reach the top 200 names.

In 2013, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 101 on boy names chart when 85 babies were given the name Alexis. There are over 1337 babies that have been given the name Alexis in Switzerland.

Alexis is a unique baby name in Ireland, it has been in use since 1965 and was able to reach the top 200 names. In 2013, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 197 on girl names chart when 29 babies were named Alexis.

Over 274 people have been named Alexis in Ireland. Also, in Netherlands, in just 1 years, it has made it to the top 500 names. In 2015, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 415 on girl names chart when 30 babies were named Alexis.

Alexis is a rare baby name in Netherlands however it is still in use and also in Northern Territory. But Alexis is a popular baby name in DR Congo where every 1 in 900 have the name as well as in, Venezuela, Burundi, Cuba, Rwanda, Chile, Chad, Philippines, Mexico, Colombia, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Panama, Benin, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guinea, Canada, Madagascar, Ecuador, Congo, Ivory Coast, Argentina, England and Peru.

At least, 760000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our research.

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Alexis in Nordic countries

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Numerological aspects of Alexis

You believe that nothing is impossible until your heart beats. You are all about adventure and travel. Instead of exploring and searching for something the whole time, try to enjoy life. You love people with an attitude but open to discussion and hearing new opinions. You are being too hard on people when it comes to their beliefs because you feel the constant urge to prove your theories. You love life and life loves you.

Go through the following names similar to Alexis

  •  Mikail - Infrequent unisex name Mikail is used chiefly in Russian, Arabic and Hindi, Mikail means "Name of an Angel, Who is Like God? or Name of Allahs Angel" is originated from Hebrew
  •  Kathrynn - Used substantially in English atypical, Kathrynn is used as a girl name. It is rooted from Old Greek, Kathrynn means "Pure"
  •  Grégorian means To Watch has its origin in Greek
  •  Anya means Inexhaustible or Limitless is used as a baby girl name which is substantially used in Kannada and Latvian is rooted from Old Greek and Hebrew
  •  Haidée - The Haidée is originated from Greek, Haidée means "Humble or Caressing Tenderly"

Sibling Names for Alexis

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Famous people named Alexis

  • Alexis Thérèse Petit, French physicist
  • Alexis Paulin Paris, French scholar and author
  • Alexis Piron, French epigrammatist and dramatist
  • Alexis A. Gilliland, American science fiction writer and cartoonist
  • Alexis Brandeker, Swedish astronomer at the Stockholm Observatory and discoverer of minor planets
  • Alexis Soyer, French chef
  • Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian-born French pianist
  • Alexis Boyer, French surgeon, born in Corrèze
  • Alexis Christoforous, New York-based correspondent for Yahoo Finance
  • Alexis Tendil, was, at age 109
  • Alexis Guignard, comte de Saint-Priest, French diplomat, historian, and Peer of France
  • Alexis Falconieri, is one of the seven founders of the Servite Order
  • Alexis Lapointe, Quebec athlete in the early 20th century
  • Alexis Roland-Manuel, French composer and critic
  • Alexis Bonabes, Marquess of Rougé, French military officer and statesman
  • Alexis Toth, Russian Orthodox church leader in the Midwestern United States who
  • Alexis Rosenbaum, French essayist
  • Alexis FitzGerald Jnr, Irish Fine Gael politician
  • Alexis FitzGerald Snr, Irish solicitor and Fine Gael politician
  • Alexis Mazurin, Canadian comedian and radio personality
  • Alexis St. Martin, Alexis Bidagan St
  • Alexis Kouros, Iranian-Finnish writer, documentary-maker
  • Alexis Hall, British actress, professional singer and model
  • Alexis Petridis, British journalist
  • Alexis Roland, professional snowboarder from Minnesota
  • Alexis Littré, French physician and anatomist born in Cordes
  • Alexis F. Lange, Dean of the School of Education at the University of California
  • Alexis Elizalde, Cuban retired discus thrower
  • Alexis Sanderson, indologist and Fellow of All Souls College at the University of Oxford
  • Alexis Lépicier, Lépicier was born in Vaucouleurs, France
  • Alexis Waite, American professional snowboarder
  • Alexis Debat, French commentator on terrorism and national security issues
  • Alexis Clairaut, French mathematician, astronomer, and geophysicist
  • Alexis Bouvard, French astronomer
  • Alexis Bachelot, Roman Catholic priest best
  • Alexis Carrel, French surgeon and biologist
  • Alexis Korner, British blues musician and radio broadcaster
  • Alexis Argüello, Nicaraguan professional boxer
  • Alexis of Russia, tsar of Russia from 1645 until his death in 1676
  • Alexis Herman, American politician
  • Alexis Denisof, American actor
  • Alexis de Tocqueville, French diplomat, political scientist and historian
  • Alexis Bledel, American actress and model
  • Alexis Arquette, American actress, cabaret performer
  • Alexis Infante, former Venezuelan professional baseball utility infielder
  • Alexis Smith, Canadian-born stage, film
  • Alexis Stewart, American television host and radio personality
  • Alexis Rockman, American contemporary artist
  • Alexis Cruz, American actor
  • Alexis Charles Doxat, English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Alexis Thorpe, American actress
  • Alexis Brimeyer, false pretender
  • Alexis André, missionary Roman Catholic priest active


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  2. Office for National Statistics,
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  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
  5. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
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  10. Queensland Government - Open Data Portal,
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