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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alek

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  • A user from North Carolina, United States says the name Alek is of Greek origin and means "Defender of mankind".
  • A user from Texas, United States says the name Alek is of English origin and means "A Dragon slayer and God Slayer".

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Wiktionary

From al (side)

  1. cheek, jowl

Notable Persons Named Alek

Alek Wek is a model. Alek was born on April 16th, 1977 in Wau, South Sudan.

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Alek was born on October 10th, 1992.

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Alek was born on July 30th, 1964.

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Alek Stojanov is a hockey player. His career lasted from 1992 to 2002. Alek was born on April 25th, 1973 in Windsor, Ontario.

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Alek Sandar is a pop music, dance music, and electronic music musician. Alek was given the name Aleksandar Nikolov on June 13th, 1987 in Sofia.

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Alek Carrera is an actor, film producer, and model (people). He was most prominent from 1999 to present. Alek was born on October 7th, 1980 in Mexico City.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1916 10 0 10
1919 5 0 5
1921 7 0 7
1973 5 0 5
1975 8 0 8
1978 12 0 12
1980 7 0 7
1981 5 0 5
1982 12 0 12
1983 8 0 8
1984 11 0 11
1985 16 0 16
1986 22 0 22
1987 24 0 24
1988 37 0 37
1989 56 0 56
1990 62 0 62
1991 89 0 89
1992 86 6 80
1993 101 0 101
1994 143 5 138
1995 131 0 131
1996 135 0 135
1997 113 0 113
1998 139 6 133
1999 154 0 154
2000 154 0 154
2001 148 0 148
2002 130 5 125
2003 132 0 132
2004 135 0 135
2005 119 0 119
2006 160 7 153
2007 162 8 154
2008 143 6 137
2009 137 7 130
2010 136 0 136
2011 157 5 152
2012 134 0 134
2013 138 6 132
2014 132 7 125
2015 134 0 134
2016 113 0 113
2017 114 6 108

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Popularity of Alek as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Alek

  • How Popular is the name Alek? Alek is the 4,443rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Alek have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,876 babies born with the first name Alek in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alek to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alek? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Alek first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alek is Monday, March 15th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Alek born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alek was in 1999 with a total of 154 babies.
  • Random Alek Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alek is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Alek: Your name in reverse order is Kela. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Leak. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
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