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Alexa

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119k
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since 1880
Last Name
457
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Alexa mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Alexa

"Alexa" is a name of American origin, and it means "Defender". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

A feminine form of Alex, and a short form of Alexandra.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Alexa

Alexa was born on August 9th, 1991 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Alexa is also known as Kaufman and Alexis.

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Alexa Chung is a model. Alexa was born on November 5th, 1983 in Privett, Hampshire, England.

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Alexa PenaVega is an actress and singer. She was most active from 1993 to present. Alexa was given the name Alexa Ellesse Vega on August 27th, 1988 in Miami, Florida, U.S.

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Alexa Davalos is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2002. Alexa was given the name Alexa Davalos Dunas on May 28th, 1982 in Paris.

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Alexa Ray Joel is a pop music, soul music, blues, jazz, rock music, and adult contemporary music musician. She plays Piano, Keyboardist, and Vocals. She was most active from 2006 to present. Alexa was born on December 29th, 1985 in Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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Alexa was born on August 9th, 1993 in Guadalajara.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Alexa

Kate Alexa is a pop music, pop rock, and dance-pop musician. She plays Piano, Guitar, and Vocals. She was most active from 2004 to present. Kate was given the name Kate Alexa Gudinski on March 2nd, 1988.

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Dan Alexa is a soccer player for the CSP UM Timișoara, AFC Rocar București, FC Politehnica Timișoara, FC Universitatea Craiova, FC Dinamo București, Beijing Guoan F.C., FC Rapid București, Anorthosis Famagusta FC, Romania national under-21 football team, and Romania national football team. Dan was born on October 28th, 1979 in Timişoara, Romania.

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Krizia Alexa is a news presenter and news anchor.

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Alexandru Alexa is an athlete for the ACS Sporting Turnu Măgurele.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1916 5 5 0
1917 5 5 0
1921 6 6 0
1923 5 5 0
1924 5 5 0
1925 10 10 0
1926 6 6 0
1927 6 6 0
1928 7 7 0
1931 5 5 0
1935 5 5 0
1937 7 7 0
1941 6 6 0
1942 8 8 0
1943 6 6 0
1944 16 16 0
1945 20 20 0
1946 24 24 0
1947 46 46 0
1948 48 48 0
1949 45 45 0
1950 38 38 0
1951 55 55 0
1952 52 52 0
1953 39 39 0
1954 33 33 0
1955 41 41 0
1956 33 33 0
1957 53 53 0
1958 39 39 0
1959 26 26 0
1960 34 34 0
1961 36 36 0
1962 47 47 0
1963 34 34 0
1964 31 31 0
1965 28 28 0
1966 33 33 0
1967 46 46 0
1968 80 80 0
1969 75 75 0
1970 85 85 0
1971 68 68 0
1972 92 92 0
1973 152 152 0
1974 214 214 0
1975 212 212 0
1976 202 202 0
1977 189 189 0
1978 175 175 0
1979 177 177 0
1980 179 179 0
1981 222 222 0
1982 215 215 0
1983 219 219 0
1984 216 210 6
1985 199 199 0
1986 504 499 5
1987 830 821 9
1988 925 918 7
1989 1,310 1,305 5
1990 2,139 2,131 8
1991 2,487 2,476 11
1992 2,240 2,234 6
1993 3,049 3,038 11
1994 3,458 3,440 18 #96 girl name
1995 3,359 3,359 0 #100 girl name
1996 3,266 3,260 6 #100 girl name
1997 3,096 3,090 6
1998 3,622 3,622 0 #93 girl name
1999 3,652 3,644 8 #89 girl name
2000 3,682 3,674 8 #87 girl name
2001 3,909 3,898 11 #78 girl name
2002 4,407 4,401 6 #69 girl name
2003 4,602 4,596 6 #67 girl name
2004 4,467 4,439 28 #72 girl name
2005 4,673 4,663 10 #66 girl name
2006 6,118 6,110 8 #39 girl name
2007 5,793 5,784 9 #40 girl name
2008 5,236 5,223 13 #50 girl name
2009 5,312 5,305 7 #43 girl name
2010 5,045 5,038 7 #50 girl name
2011 4,512 4,504 8 #55 girl name
2012 4,290 4,290 0 #57 girl name
2013 4,105 4,098 7 #60 girl name
2014 4,252 4,245 7 #63 girl name
2015 6,063 6,049 14 #32 girl name
2016 4,760 4,760 0 #50 girl name

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Popularity of Alexa as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alexa U.S.
  White 87.75% 64.26%
  African American 3.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.56% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alexa

People with the last name Alexa are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Alexa

  • How Popular is the name Alexa? Alexa is the 569th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Alexa was the 50th most popular name. As a last name Alexa was the 46,568th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alexa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 119,123 babies born with the first name Alexa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alexa to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alexa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Alexa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alexa is Sunday, March 25th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Alexa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alexa was in 2006 with a total of 6,110 babies. That's a lot of babies named Alexa!
  • Random Alexa Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alexa ranks 99th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 42 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Alexa: Your name in reverse order is Axela. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Axela. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alexa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 457 people with the last name Alexa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alexa? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Alexa as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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