Alexis Name Meaning & Origin

Alexis

Pronunciation: ah-LEHK-sis (key)

Origin of the name Alexis:

Derived from the Greek alexein (to defend, to help).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Alexis: | Edit

Pronounced Ah-LEK-see in French. Ranked 20 in 2008.

Love this name for a boy. It's handsome and masculine.

I would not recommend using this name on a boy anymore since it has become such a common name for Girls.

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Alex, Alec, Alexi, Lex.

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Alexis Arguello, boxer
Alexis Georgoulis-Greek actor
Alexis Denisof, Actor

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