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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lex

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  • A submission from Alabama, United States says the name Lex means "King Alexander." and is of Scottish origin.

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Lex
Law; as, lex talionis, the law of retaliation; lex terræ, the law of the land; lex fori, the law of the forum or court; lex loci, the law of the place; lex mercatoria, the law or custom of merchants.

Etymology: L. See Legal

Wiktionary
  1. (informal) Lexington.
  2. A pet form of the male given name Alexander.
  3. A pet form of the female given names Alexandra, Alexia, and Alexis.

Notable Persons Named Lex

Lex Luger is a football player. Lex was born on June 2nd, 1958 in Buffalo, New York.

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Lex Barker was an actor. He was most prominent from 1945 to 1970. Lex was given the name Alexander Crichlow Barker, Jr. on May 8th, 1919 in Rye, New York, U.S. He died on May 11th, 1973.

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Lex Shrapnel is an actor and voice actor. His ongoing career started in 1997. Lex was given the name Alexander Carey Shrapnel on October 6th, 1979 in London. Lex is also known as Shrapnel and Alexander Carey (birth name).

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Lex Lang is a voice actor, adr director, and voice acting. Lex was given the name Walter Alexis Lang on November 12th, 1965 in Hollywood.

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Lex Land is a jazz, alternative rock, pop rock, and folk music musician. She plays Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, and Bass. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Lex was born on December 25th, 1986.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lex

Lex was a therapy dog. Their military service ended in 2007. Lex was born in 1999. They breathed their last breath on March 25th, 2012.

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Stefan Lex is a soccer player for the FC Ingolstadt 04, TSV Buchbach, SpVgg Greuther Fürth II, and SpVgg Greuther Fürth. Stefan was born on November 27th, 1989 in Erding.

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Hans was born on October 27th, 1893 in Rosenheim. He passed away on February 26th, 1970.

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His military service ended in 1944. Alfred was born on June 10th, 1913 in Fohnsdorf. He left this life on March 11th, 1944.

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Konrad was born on December 7th, 1974 in Eggenfelden.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1892 5 0 5
1894 6 0 6
1898 6 0 6
1908 5 0 5
1909 7 0 7
1911 11 0 11
1912 8 0 8
1913 10 0 10
1914 11 0 11
1915 10 0 10
1916 9 0 9
1917 12 0 12
1918 15 0 15
1919 21 0 21
1920 17 0 17
1921 12 0 12
1922 21 0 21
1923 14 0 14
1924 24 0 24
1925 12 0 12
1926 21 0 21
1927 22 0 22
1928 9 0 9
1929 11 0 11
1930 10 0 10
1931 15 0 15
1932 16 0 16
1933 20 0 20
1934 16 0 16
1935 22 0 22
1936 15 0 15
1937 14 0 14
1938 14 0 14
1939 17 0 17
1940 12 0 12
1941 8 0 8
1942 8 0 8
1943 11 0 11
1944 16 0 16
1945 12 0 12
1946 9 0 9
1947 18 0 18
1948 23 0 23
1949 44 0 44
1950 41 0 41
1951 56 0 56
1952 42 0 42
1953 58 0 58
1954 59 0 59
1955 63 0 63
1956 67 0 67
1957 50 0 50
1958 47 0 47
1959 46 0 46
1960 39 0 39
1961 45 0 45
1962 44 0 44
1963 31 0 31
1964 37 0 37
1965 26 0 26
1966 33 0 33
1967 24 0 24
1968 18 0 18
1969 19 0 19
1970 25 0 25
1971 21 0 21
1972 11 0 11
1973 18 0 18
1974 17 0 17
1975 14 0 14
1976 14 0 14
1977 15 0 15
1978 14 0 14
1979 13 0 13
1980 12 0 12
1981 14 0 14
1982 14 0 14
1983 11 0 11
1984 14 0 14
1985 15 0 15
1986 15 0 15
1987 20 0 20
1988 25 0 25
1989 24 0 24
1990 25 0 25
1991 22 0 22
1992 25 0 25
1993 29 0 29
1994 24 0 24
1995 18 0 18
1996 21 0 21
1997 26 0 26
1998 27 0 27
1999 20 0 20
2000 30 0 30
2001 25 0 25
2002 59 0 59
2003 85 0 85
2004 79 0 79
2005 81 0 81
2006 90 0 90
2007 93 0 93
2008 87 0 87
2009 84 0 84
2010 78 0 78
2011 85 0 85
2012 94 0 94
2013 57 0 57
2014 59 0 59
2015 67 0 67
2016 81 5 76
2017 90 0 90

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Popularity of Lex as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lex U.S.
  White 93.99% 64.26%
  African American 1.14% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.48% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.76% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lex

People with the last name Lex are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Lex

  • How Popular is the name Lex? Lex is the 4,881st most popular name of all time. As a last name Lex was the 24,031st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lex have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,351 babies born with the first name Lex in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lex 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 Lex? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1892 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lex first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lex is Wednesday, March 19th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Lex born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lex was in 2012 with a total of 94 babies.
  • Random Lex Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lex is not a popular baby boy's name in Missouri. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Lex: Your name in reverse order is Xel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elx. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lex? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,049 people with the last name Lex.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lex? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lex as their last name since less than 1 person in 278k 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.