Alex Name Meaning & Origin

Alex

Pronunciation: A-liks (key)

Origin of the name Alexander:

A compound Greek name composed of the elements alexein (to defend, to help) and andros (man): hence, “defender or helper of mankind.” The name was borne by Alexander the Great (356—323 B.C.), a Macedonian king and military conqueror who helped spread the Greek culture across Asia Minor to Egypt and India. Var: Aleksandr, Aleksandur, Alexander, Alexandras. Short: Alek, Alekos, Alex, Alexei, Alexios, Alexis, Sander, Sandros

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If you had triplets, you could name them Alex, Axel & Lexa.

ALEX, AXEL and LEXA are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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English short form of Alexander, meaning "defender of mankind"

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Founding father Alexander Hamilton
NPR host Alex Chadwick
Alex Trebek, host of "Jeopardy!"
Baseball player Alex Rodriguez, aka A-Rod
Alex Gaskarth of the pop punk band All Time Low
Alexander Avila, American MLB catcher for the Detroit Tigers.
Alex Suarez, bass player and additional keyboardist and vocalist for Cobra Starship
Alexander the Great
Alexander Mitchell, Child Genius

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Alex & Emma, movie romantic comedy
Alex Rider, a teenage spy from the "Alex Rider" series by Anthony Horowitz
Alex Shepherd, main character from survival-horror video game "Silent Hill: Homecoming"
Alex Walter is a main character in the book "My Life With The Walter Boys" by Ali Novak
Alex S. Smuckers, the "worst hood in town", in the internet comic blog The Greasers of Hazzick Flats. http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com
Alex - teenage skateboarder in 2007 movie 'Paranoid Park'
Alex Fletcher, five year old child genius, and technical scientist for the MLA in the movie "Where is Like Lemons"

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