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Popularity
270k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Alex

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Defender of the People
  • #267 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
51k Alec (English)
41k Alexia (American)
5k Alexi (Slavic)
1k Alessa (Italian)
< 1k Alick (English)

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18801470147#92 boy name
18811140114
18821720172#89 boy name
18831200120
18841480148
18851590159#92 boy name
18861610161#96 boy name
18871360136
18881670167
18891270127
18901470147
18911330133
18921630163
18931330133
18941520152
18951430143
18961650165
18971300130
18981490149
18991330133
19001920192
19011380138
19021540154
19031380138
19041690169
19051660166
19061760176
19071860186
19081990199
19092270227
19102560256
19112680268
19124820482
19136040604
19147890789
19151,019111,008
19161,10281,094
19171,08871,081
19181,21581,207
19191,08751,082
19201,081111,070
19211,03081,022
19221,01081,002
19239456939
19249845979
19259065901
192681410804
192790618888
19288076801
192979218774
193077213759
19317379728
19326905685
19336085603
193463411623
19355878579
19365630563
19375705565
19386085603
19396015596
19406246618
19416410641
19426866680
19436667659
19446267619
19456400640
19467070707
194780611795
194877610766
194974010730
19507589749
19517049695
19527077700
195372812716
19547508742
19557206714
19568177810
195791010900
19581,031141,017
19591,176121,164
19601,246171,229
19611,240211,219
19621,284131,271
19631,31681,308
19641,257141,243
19651,262121,250
19661,03161,025
19671,143131,130
19681,176151,161
19691,227131,214
19701,421151,406
19711,387161,371
19721,204171,187
19731,274221,252
19741,412241,388
19751,341131,328
19761,385241,361
19771,635221,613
19781,489171,472
19791,670191,651
19801,705281,677
19811,905321,873
19822,009461,963
19832,179272,152
19843,109853,024#94 boy name
19853,986853,901#80 boy name
19865,2481425,106#64 boy name
19876,2512116,040#60 boy name
19886,6692696,400#58 boy name
19896,7792416,538#60 boy name
19907,1912506,941#59 boy name
19917,0413696,672#63 boy name
19927,7143667,348#54 boy name
19938,0594237,636#52 boy name
19947,6323937,239#50 boy name
19957,8624407,422#47 boy name
19967,2623516,911#53 boy name
19977,1773226,855#55 boy name
19987,2302796,951#56 boy name
19997,1042786,826#58 boy name
20006,9812376,744#62 boy name
20016,8322196,613#62 boy name
20027,0312266,805#63 boy name
20037,0112206,791#62 boy name
20047,0442416,803#63 boy name
20056,7082296,479#71 boy name
20066,9002346,666#67 boy name
20076,4581916,267#73 boy name
20085,5601675,393#84 boy name
20095,3321735,159#83 boy name
20104,5991714,428#93 boy name
20114,1891674,022#95 boy name
20123,9751293,846#99 boy name
20133,6811463,535
20143,3161573,159

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 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Alex" ranks #93 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 38 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1990. Across the entire United States a total of 7,191 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 acquaintance, the many friends you know.

L is for little, the little things you do.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

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 "Xale". 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.

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 gulf coast area? 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 his career being from 2 to present. Alex was born in 1990 as Alexander Richard Pettyfer in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England.

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Alex

Alex was born in 1977.

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Alex O'Loughlin

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

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Alex Rodriguez

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

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Alex Ferguson

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

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Álex Ubago

Álex Ubago is a singer-songwriter specializing in pop music 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.

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Past life for Alex born Aug 2, 1990

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 France approximately on 1475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

Name poster for Alex

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

Do the Name Game - Acrostic Challenge - This game is very simple to play. All you have to do is think of another name to spell out each letter of your name.

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