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Ranked #267


Gender: Boy. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 10 (Ranked #135).

What does the name "Alex" mean?

Alex (English): Defender of the People

The name "Alex" is of English origin and it means "Defender of the People". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls. There are 18 other names that are similar to this one.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

L is for luster, your shine.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

X is for x, the mysterious side of you!

Your name in reverse order is "Xela". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ealx". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Alex" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Alex? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 269,541 babies born with the name Alex in the United States. That's more than enough Alexs to occupy the territory of New Caledonia (France) with an estimated population of 259,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 147 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Alex" was in 1993 with a total of 7,636 babies. (That's a lot of baby Alexs)

According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Alex" is not a popular baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 76 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 2012. Across the entire United States a total of 3,975 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Alex popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Alex in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Alex

Alex Pettyfer

Alex Pettyfer is an actor and model with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Alex was born in 1990 as Alexander Richard Pettyfer in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England.


Alex O'Loughlin

Alex O'Loughlin is an actor and writer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Alex was born in 1975 in Canberra, Australia.


Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez is a MLB player. Alex was born in 1975 in New York City, New York.


Alex Gonzalez

Alex was born in 1977.


Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson is a football biography. Alex was born in 1941 in Glasgow, Scotland.


Álex Ubago

Álex Ubago is a singer-songwriter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Álex was born in 1981 as Alejandro Martinez de Ubago Rodriguez in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Alava, Spain.


Past life for Alex born Jul 27, 1944

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern India approximately on 1075. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.