Origin:Greek
Popularity:1412
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
    Actor
  • Alec Guinness
    Actor
  • Alec Martinez
    Hockey Player

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