This feminine derivative of Alexander translates to “defender of man” in Greek. Alexander the Great, the fourth-century military leader and king of Macedon, was revered by the masses for his bravery and loyalty to his people. As a result, many forms of his long name have cropped up since his heyday, including Alexis, Alexandra, Alexandria, Alexa and Lexi. The name Alexia reached its high point in US polls at the turn of the century, possibly explaining how Matt Damon’s daughter, born in 1999, got her name.
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- Alexia BarrosoDaughter of Matt Damon
- Alexia EchevarriaReality TV Star
- Alexia FastActress
- Alexia PutellasSoccer Player
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