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Alexis

Origin: France
gender-female
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.

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