Alec

First Name
52k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
124
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Alec mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Alec

"Alec" is a name of English origin, and it means "Defender of the People". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary
  1. A diminutive of the male given name Alexander.

Notable Persons Named Alec

Alec Baldwin is an actor, comedian, producer, and television producer. He was most prominent from 1980 to present. Alec was given the name Alexander Rae Baldwin III on April 3rd, 1958 in Amityville, New York.

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Alec Guinness was an actor. He has been prominent since 1934. Alec was given the name Alec Guinness de Cuffe on April 2nd, 1914 in Paddington, London, England. He breathed his last breath on August 5th, 2000.

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Sir Alec Jeffreys is a scientist in the field of genetics. Alec was given the name Alec John Jeffreys on January 9th, 1950 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Alec Wildenstein was an art dealer, racehorse owner, and breeder. Alec was given the name Alec Nathan Wildenstein by his parent Daniel Wildenstein on August 5th, 1940 in Marseille. He left this life on February 18th, 2008.

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Alec Newman is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to present. Alec was given the name Mark Newman on November 27th, 1974 in Glasgow.

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Alec John Such is a hard rock, glam metal, and heavy metal music musician. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1983 to 2001. Alec was given the name Alexander John Such on November 14th, 1951 in Yonkers, New York.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Alec

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Rory Alec is a record producer and music producer. Rory was born in Rustenburg.

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How popular is the baby name Alec in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 11 0 11
1881 7 0 7
1882 8 0 8
1883 5 0 5
1884 7 0 7
1885 9 0 9
1886 5 0 5
1887 5 0 5
1888 9 0 9
1890 11 0 11
1891 6 0 6
1892 5 0 5
1893 5 0 5
1894 6 0 6
1895 5 0 5
1896 12 0 12
1897 6 0 6
1899 5 0 5
1900 15 0 15
1901 5 0 5
1902 9 0 9
1903 7 0 7
1904 14 0 14
1905 12 0 12
1906 6 0 6
1907 11 0 11
1908 10 0 10
1909 15 0 15
1910 18 0 18
1911 15 0 15
1912 21 0 21
1913 37 0 37
1914 47 0 47
1915 57 0 57
1916 36 0 36
1917 69 0 69
1918 59 0 59
1919 60 0 60
1920 67 0 67
1921 69 0 69
1922 60 0 60
1923 56 0 56
1924 50 0 50
1925 53 0 53
1926 43 0 43
1927 54 0 54
1928 35 0 35
1929 26 0 26
1930 37 0 37
1931 21 0 21
1932 33 0 33
1933 32 0 32
1934 32 0 32
1935 23 0 23
1936 28 0 28
1937 38 0 38
1938 25 0 25
1939 30 0 30
1940 32 0 32
1941 36 0 36
1942 39 0 39
1943 34 0 34
1944 34 0 34
1945 36 0 36
1946 53 0 53
1947 70 0 70
1948 56 0 56
1949 53 0 53
1950 51 0 51
1951 55 0 55
1952 70 0 70
1953 51 0 51
1954 42 0 42
1955 55 0 55
1956 75 0 75
1957 76 0 76
1958 82 0 82
1959 98 0 98
1960 101 0 101
1961 91 0 91
1962 75 0 75
1963 76 0 76
1964 114 0 114
1965 116 0 116
1966 118 0 118
1967 93 0 93
1968 99 0 99
1969 94 0 94
1970 105 0 105
1971 104 0 104
1972 88 0 88
1973 88 0 88
1974 60 0 60
1975 80 0 80
1976 97 0 97
1977 93 0 93
1978 96 0 96
1979 91 0 91
1980 128 0 128
1981 132 0 132
1982 147 0 147
1983 203 0 203
1984 259 6 253
1985 297 7 290
1986 383 6 377
1987 453 7 446
1988 445 18 427
1989 617 14 603
1990 994 16 978
1991 1,558 20 1,538
1992 1,882 15 1,867
1993 2,115 25 2,090
1994 3,347 27 3,320
1995 3,458 37 3,421
1996 3,332 24 3,308
1997 3,151 14 3,137
1998 3,379 23 3,356
1999 2,904 13 2,891
2000 2,488 9 2,479
2001 2,166 11 2,155
2002 1,754 6 1,748
2003 1,535 10 1,525
2004 1,338 5 1,333
2005 1,134 7 1,127
2006 982 0 982
2007 872 0 872
2008 779 6 773
2009 729 0 729
2010 670 5 665
2011 658 0 658
2012 606 0 606
2013 623 0 623
2014 621 0 621
2015 664 0 664
2016 620 6 614
2017 569 0 569

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Popularity of Alec as a first name

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Popularity of Alec as a last name

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Common last names for Alec

  • Johnson
  • Wilson
  • Alexander
  • Davis
  • Roberts
  • King

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alec U.S.
  White 38.71% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 42.74% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 13.71% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alec

People with the last name Alec are most frequently White, American Indian and Alaska Native, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Alec

  • How Popular is the name Alec? Alec is the 973rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Alec was the 135,593rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alec have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 52,431 babies born with the first name Alec in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alec to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alec? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Alec first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alec is Wednesday, January 23rd, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Alec born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alec was in 1995 with a total of 3,421 babies. That's a lot of babies named Alec!
  • Random Alec Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alec ranks 66th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 12 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Alec: Your name in reverse order is Cela. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ecla. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alec? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 124 people with the last name Alec.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alec? Alec is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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