Gender: Unisex (Male and Female)
Usage: Alex, of Basque origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a unisex (male and female) name.
People having the name Alex are in general originating from Australia, Azerbaijan, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Norway, Slovakia, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Alex across the world, see Alexande.
- Defending men
- Protector of mankind
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N.B. Sometimes it happens that another name has the same meaning. There is nothing surprising in this: both names have the same origin or the same numbers of numerology.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 6.
Qualities: Romantic, Nurturing
Ruling planet: Venus
The name Alex is ranked on the 27th position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 9065900 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.125% of the population. The name Alex has four characters. It means that it is relatively short-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Alex for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
We do not have a name day for Alex.
History and Origin
Alex is a common English name, usually a diminutive of the male given name Alexander, or its female equivalent Alexandra. The East European male name Alexey (Aleksei, Alexis) is also sometimes shortened to Alex.
English: short form of Alexander, Alexandra, or Alexis; also commonly used as a given name in its own right. It is now also sometimes used in France and Germany.
Variant: English: Alix f.
Short form: English: Lex.
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