Alexis

Pronunciation: a-hle-hkse-e-s
Origin: France
gender-female
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: Western Europe

Alexis is a given name of Greek origin, derived from several saints venerated by the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches, including Saint Alexius of Rome. The name Alexis is derived from the Greek verb ἀλέξειν (aléxein; 'defender'). It is used mostly as a male name but has been predominantly given to females in the United States since at least the 1940s. The meaning of the name Alexis is "helper" or "defender". This name has been used by various historical figures and saints, and it is a popular name in different cultures, including French, English, Greek, and Spanish. Originally, the name Alexis was more commonly used as a masculine name, but in the English-speaking world, it is now more often used as a feminine name.

Alexis Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Alexis is currently #117 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Alexis is currently #50 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Alexis is currently #114 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Alexis is currently #50 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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