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Alexis

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1882 6 0 6
1887 5 0 5
1895 5 0 5
1907 5 0 5
1911 8 0 8
1912 14 0 14
1913 6 0 6
1914 14 0 14
1915 14 0 14
1916 20 0 20
1917 19 0 19
1918 13 0 13
1919 18 0 18
1920 19 0 19
1921 19 0 19
1922 9 0 9
1923 17 0 17
1924 14 0 14
1925 18 0 18
1926 13 0 13
1927 11 0 11
1928 8 0 8
1929 11 0 11
1930 8 0 8
1931 17 5 12
1932 11 0 11
1933 13 0 13
1934 11 0 11
1935 9 0 9
1937 12 0 12
1938 5 0 5
1939 13 0 13
1940 7 0 7
1941 12 5 7
1942 52 36 16
1943 99 88 11
1944 147 124 23
1945 137 122 15
1946 237 221 16
1947 264 248 16
1948 231 217 14
1949 291 269 22
1950 248 230 18
1951 272 252 20
1952 279 252 27
1953 243 216 27
1954 210 177 33
1955 204 174 30
1956 227 182 45
1957 228 193 35
1958 232 186 46
1959 217 168 49
1960 233 168 65
1961 223 154 69
1962 230 154 76
1963 239 173 66
1964 190 104 86
1965 271 166 105
1966 289 186 103
1967 324 185 139
1968 284 174 110
1969 338 204 134
1970 479 355 124
1971 501 344 157
1972 533 398 135
1973 644 492 152
1974 781 601 180
1975 895 678 217
1976 907 693 214
1977 965 726 239
1978 1,026 772 254
1979 1,341 1,011 330
1980 1,618 1,267 351
1981 1,990 1,585 405
1982 3,884 3,123 761 #93 girl name
1983 4,121 3,463 658 #83 girl name
1984 3,765 3,290 475 #89 girl name
1985 3,035 2,516 519
1986 2,624 2,194 430
1987 2,934 2,458 476
1988 3,319 2,901 418 #97 girl name
1989 4,062 3,513 549 #92 girl name
1990 5,992 5,256 736 #66 girl name
1991 7,764 7,007 757 #47 girl name
1992 8,715 7,948 767 #40 girl name
1993 11,931 10,831 1,100 #27 girl name
1994 14,323 13,035 1,288 #18 girl name
1995 16,209 14,329 1,880 #14 girl name
1996 18,383 16,588 1,795 #8 girl name
1997 20,353 17,171 3,182 #8 girl name
1998 22,094 19,778 2,316 #6 girl name
1999 21,666 19,232 2,434 #3 girl name
2000 20,341 17,627 2,714 #6 girl name
2001 19,164 16,396 2,768 #5 girl name
2002 18,013 15,634 2,379 #5 girl name
2003 17,581 14,860 2,721 #7 girl name
2004 17,643 13,468 4,175 #11 girl name
2005 15,012 11,963 3,049 #13 girl name
2006 14,423 11,222 3,201 #14 girl name
2007 12,557 9,904 2,653 #19 girl name
2008 12,054 9,714 2,340 #15 girl name
2009 11,942 9,924 2,018 #13 girl name
2010 9,878 8,257 1,621 #16 girl name
2011 7,993 6,511 1,482 #26 girl name
2012 6,901 5,341 1,560 #40 girl name
2013 5,958 4,769 1,189 #46 girl name
2014 5,383 4,208 1,175 #65 girl name
2015 4,384 3,395 989 #87 girl name

Fun Facts about the name Alexis

  • How many people with the first name Alexis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 392,924 babies born with the first name Alexis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alexis to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alexis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Alexis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alexis is Monday, October 3rd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Alexis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alexis was in 1998 with a total of 19,778 babies. That's a lot of babies named Alexis!
  • Random Alexis Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alexis ranks 15th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, 267 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Alexis: Your name in reverse order is Sixela. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Siaelx. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alexis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,915 people with the last name Alexis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alexis? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Alexis as their last name.

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Popularity of Alexis as a first name

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Popularity of Alexis as a last name

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Common last names for Alexis

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alexis U.S.
  White 13.55% 64.26%
  African American 75.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.97% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.10% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alexis

People with the last name Alexis are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Alexis" mean? The list below shows the origins of Alexis as well as things modernly associated with the name Alexis such as celebrities named Alexis.

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Origin and Meaning of Alexis

The name "Alexis" is of Russian origin, and it means "Defender of the People". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

From French Alexis, from Latin Alexius, ultimately from Ancient Greek Ἄλεξις (Álexis, “helper, defender”).

  1. A male given name.
  2. A female given name, transferred from the male name and used since the 1940s.

Alexis was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons With the Name Alexis

Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1996. Alexis was given the name Kimberly Alexis Bledel on September 16th, 1981 in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Alexis Ohanian

Alexis Ohanian is a famous somebody. Alexis was born on April 24th, 1983 in New York City.

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Alexis Texas

Alexis Texas is a famous somebody. Alexis was born on May 25th, 1985 in Panama.

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Alexis Arquette

Alexis Arquette is an actress. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1982 to present. Alexis was born as the child of Lewis Arquette on July 28th, 1969 in Los Angeles.

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Alexis Knapp

Alexis Knapp is an actress and singer. She has been prominent since 2009. Alexis was born on July 31st, 1989 in Avonmore, Pennsylvania.

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Alexis Denisof

Alexis Denisof is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1989. Alexis was born on February 25th, 1966 in Salisbury, Maryland.

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  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    (philosopher)
  • Alexis Tsipras
    (Vice President of the Party of the European Left)
  • Alexis Dziena
    (actress)
  • Alexis I
    (royalty)
  • Alexis Tipton
    (voice actress)
  • Faith Ford
    (actress)
  • Alexis Stewart
    (radio personality)
  • Alexis Smith
    (actress)
  • Alexis Korner
    (musician)
  • Alexis Carrel
    (medician)
  • Alexis Argüello
    (boxer)
  • Alexis Jordan
    (musician)
  • Alexis Krauss
    (musician)
  • Alexis Ajinça
    (basketball player)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Alexis

Raven Alexis

Raven Alexis is a notable person. Raven was born on January 28th, 1987.

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Kim Alexis

Kim Alexis is an actress, model, and model (people). Her most notable accomplishments were from 1978 to 1978. Kim was given the name Kim Marie Alexis on July 15th, 1960 in Lockport (city), New York.

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Alexis

Alexis is a soccer player for the Beşiktaş J.K., Málaga CF, Atlético Malagueño, Getafe CF, Valencia CF, Sevilla FC, Spain national under-17 football team, Spain national under-19 football team, and Spain national under-20 football team. Alexis was born on August 4th, 1985 in Málaga, Spain.

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André Alexis

André Alexis is a writer. André was born on January 15th, 1957 in Port of Spain.

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Nicola Alexis

Nicola Alexis is a famed person.

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Pierre Nord Alexis

Pierre Nord Alexis was a Member of the provisional Government of Haiti, Minister of War, Navy, Minister of Interior, President of Haiti, and List of heads of state of Haiti. Pierre was born on August 2nd, 1820 in Cap-Haïtien. He died on May 1st, 1910.

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What does the name Alexis mean?

Ais for approachable, constantly meeting new people

Lis for luster, your shine.

Eis for extra, those little things you do!

Xis for x, the mysterious side of you!

Iis for incorruptible, always standing up for what is right

Sis for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

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