Alexis Name Meaning & Origin


Pronunciation: ah-LEHKS-is (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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* Alexis is a boy's name in Greek and Russian, where preferences are for a boy, sounding harsh and masculine.

* In the United States, Alexis is more common among girls, although it is considered a uni-sex name.

OTHER SCRIPTS: Αλεξης (Greek), Αλεξις (Ancient Greek)

PRONOUNCED: ah-LEK-sis (German), al-ek-SEE (French), ə-LEK-sis (English)

Personal experiences with the name Alexis: | Edit

* My third cousin's name is Alexis.

*My name is alexis. Personally, I prefer going by Allie or Lexie.

* My name's Alexis and I hate it. I go by Lexi because I hate how manly my actual name it. My sister's name is Danielle, which is still manly but at least her name is only a form of a boys name and not a unisex name. DON'T NAME YOUR KIDS ALEXIS IF THEY'RE GIRLS!

* I am a young woman, and my name is Alexis. I love my name and am always told it sounds nice. Although, please be aware Alexis is a very common name. Growing up, I have met and went to school with at least ~20 other Alexises (boys and girls). It is a very pretty name, but sometimes I wish I had a more unique one.

*My name is Alexis and I honestly love it. It's not a common name where I live I only know like one other Alexis.

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Meanings and history of the name Alexis: | Edit

Alexis-Defender and Protecter
Alexis: Helper of mankind

From the Greek name Αλεξις (Alexis), which meant "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, to help". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek comic poet, and also of several saints. It is used somewhat interchangeably with the related name Αλεξιος or Alexius, borne by five Byzantine emperors. In the English-speaking world it is more commonly used as a feminine name.

Famous real-life people named Alexis: | Edit

Alexis Gosselin, "Jon & Kate plus 8", 1st born of Gosselin sextuplets, nicknamed "Sassy"
Alexis Alexiou, Greek footballer
Alexis Alexopoulos, Greek sprinter
Alexis Alexoudis, Greek footballer
Alexis Arguello (1952-2009), Nicaraguan boxer and politician
Alexis Arquette, American transgendered actress and musician, of the Arquette acting family
Alexis Simon Belle (1674-1734), French portrait artist
Alexis Bittar
Alexis Bledel, actress
Alexis Christoforous, WCBS-TV Wall Street reporter
Alexis Denisof, actor
Alexis de Tocqueville, French political thinker and historian
Alexis Dziena, actress
Alexis Galanos, Cypriot politician
Alexis Gavrilopoulos, Greek footballer
Alexis Georgoulis, Greek actor
Alexis Jordan, english singer
Alexis Laree, American professional wrestler
Alexis Loizidis, Greek footballer
Alexis Matias, Puerto Rican volleyball player
Alexis Minotis, Greek theater actor and director
Alexis Panselinos, Greek novelist and translator
Alexis Papahelas, Greek investigative journalist and newspaper editor
Alexis Ruano Delgado, Spanish footballer
Alexis Smith, actress (1921-1993)
Alexis Stewart, TV and radio personality and daughter of lifestyle maven Martha Stewart
Alexis Suárez Martín, Spanish footballer
Alexis Valido, Spanish volleyball player
Alexis Tsipras, Greek politician

Alexis in song, story & screen: | Edit

Alexis Colby (born Morell; formerly Carrington, Dexter, and Rowan), a fictional character played by Joan Collins on the 1980s prime time soap opera Dynasty
Alexis Davis, an attorney on General Hospital
Alexis Meade, a fictional character played by Rebecca Romijn on the American television series Ugly Betty
Alexis Rhodes, a character in the anime Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Alexis Zorbas, the protagonist of Zorba the Greek
Alexis Leonides, a fictional Greek writer who features in two novels by Geoffrey Trease
Alexis, a human from the Transformers: Unicron Trilogy continuity family
Alexis Castle, daughter to Rick Castle on the TV show "Castle"

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