Alex

Pronunciation: a-hle-hks
Origin: Greece
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Europe

The name Alex is a gender-neutral name of Greek origin, meaning "defender of humankind". It is derived from the ancient Greek name Alexandros, which comes from the Greek words "alexein" meaning "to defend" or "to protect" and "aner" translating to "man" or "warrior". Alex is the shortened version of the masculine name Alexander and feminine name Alexandra. The name Alex is a popular first name, standing alone as a classic Greek name. It has been associated with famous people such as Alex Haley (author), Alex Kingston (TV actress), Alex Ovechkin (hockey player), Alex Rodriguez (baseball player), and Alex Trebek (game show host). The name Alex evokes a sense of chivalry and fierce protection, reflecting its origin as a defender of humanity.

Alex Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Alex is currently #190 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Alex is currently #190 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Alex is currently #187 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Alex is currently #187 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Alex

  • Alex Rodriguez: Alex Rodriguez, often known as A-Rod, is a former American professional baseball shortstop and third baseman who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees.
  • Alex Kingston: Alex Kingston is an English actress known for her roles in "ER," "Doctor Who," and "Arrow."
  • Alex Turner: A British musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the frontman and principal songwriter of the rock band Arctic Monkeys.
  • Alex O'Loughlin: An Australian actor, writer, director, and producer, known for his roles in TV series like "Hawaii Five-0" and films like "Oyster Farmer" and "The Back-up Plan"