Alec Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Alec:
Scottish form of Alex, a short form of Alexander (defender or helper of mankind).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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When they tease him it turns into "Alice" and teachers and adults tend to use the "smart Aleck" thing alot. My son thought they were telling him not to be smart (don't be a smart Alec"), seriously, how would he know what that meant in elementary school..I tried to explain but...well, try that some time with a 5 or 6 year old kid!
- Meanings and history of the name Alec
Greek, "protector of men"
Scottish, "defender of mankind"
- Famous real-life people named Alec
Alec Baldwin, actor
Sir Alec Guinness, actor
- Alec in song, story & screen
Alec, one of the evil Vulturi twins from Stephanie Meyer's "Twilight Saga".
Alec Lightwood, shadowhunters from Cassandra Clare's "Mortal Instruments".
Alec Ramsay, character from "The Black Stallion"
"Alec Forbes of Howglen", novel by George MacDonald
Alec Hardison, hacker character from TV show Leverage
Alec Trevelyan, antagonist of 1995 Bond film Goldeneye
Alec Durbeyfield, character from the novel "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy
Alec McMahon MacKenzie, character from "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon
Alec the Great, American newspaper comic strip
Alec Gilroy, fictional character in "Coronation Street"
Alec McDowell, fictional character in "Dark Angel"
Alec Hardy, brooding but well-meaning protagonist in BBC's "Broadchurch"