Popularity:328
Origin:Greek
Meaning:Defender of humankind
Alex is a gender-neutral name of Greek origin meaning "defender of humankind." It is derived from the ancient Greek name Alexandros which comes from the Greek alexein meaning "to defend" or "to protect" and aner translating to "man or warrior." Alex is the shortened version of the masculine name Alexander and feminine Alexandra; however, it stands alone as a popular first name today. Alex is a classic Greek name that will be sure to encourage a chivalrous and fierce protector in baby.

Famous People Named Alex

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  • Alex Haley
    Author
  • Alex Kingston
    TV Actress
  • Alex Ovechkin
    Hockey Player
  • Alex Rodriguez
    Baseball Player
  • Alex Trebek
    Gameshow Host
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