Alexa Name Meaning & Origin

Alexa

Pronunciation: ah-LEHKS-ə (key)

Origin of the name Alexa:

A short form of Alexandra (defender or helper of mankind), Alexa is also bestowed as an independent given name and is thus derived from the Greek alexein (to defend, to help).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Alexandra, Alexia, Alexssa, Lexi

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Nicknames for Alexa

Lexi, Alex, Xan, Allie, Lexa, Lex, Bex, Lexy

Meanings and history of the name Alexa

The name Alexa is a shortened form of Alexandra, the female form of Alexander. Alexander comes from the Greek Alexandros, and can be broken down into alexo meaning "to defend" and aner, meaning "man". Since Alexa comes from the same origin, the meaning of Alexa is "defender of man."

Feminine forms of Alexander were not commonly used until the 20th century.

1. English and Latin short form of Alexandra, meaning "defender of mankind"
2. Feminine form of Latin Alexius, meaning "defender"

Short form of ALEXANDRA

Famous real-life people named Alexa

Alexa Davalos, American actress
Alexa Nikolas, Greek-American actress
Alexa PenaVega, American actress and singer
Alexa Chung, British TV presenter
Alexa Havins, American actress
Alexa Ray Joel, singer-songwriter and daughter of Billy Joel
Alexa Rae, American pornographic actress who took her name from Billy Joel's daughter
Cierra Ramirez (a.k.a Alexa), actress

Alexa in song, story & screen

Song: "The Downeaster Alexa" by Billy Joel
Alexa Papadopoulos, character on the '80s teen TV series Degrassi Junior High
Alexa, name used with Amazon Echo devices

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