US Popularity:1531
Meaning:Defending men
Though often believed to be British due to its popularity in the 20th Century, Alec is in fact one of the classic and traditional Greek names. A nickname for Alexander, we immediately think of Alexander the Great when discovering Alec’s true origin. Staying in tune with Alexander the Great, Alec means “defending men” which the military general did so across his vast empire. In more recent times, Alec is possibly most connected with American actor Alec Baldwin.

Famous People Named Alec

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  • Alec Baldwin
  • Alec Guinness
  • Alec Martinez
    Hockey Player

Alec Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Alec is currently #1719 on The Bump
Boy:Alec is currently #497 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Alec is currently #1531 in U.S. births
Boy:Alec is currently #525 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 119
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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