Alex: baby boy name meaning and popularity


The short form of the name Alexander, which means “defender of men.” Little Alex is gonna need a superhero-themed bedroom.


Lex, Al.

Famous people named Alex:

Perennially-handsome TV host Alex Trebek; musician Alex Gaskarth; baseball player Alex Rodriguez; actors Alex O’Loughlin and Alex Pettyfer.

Fun fact:

Alex is almost as popular for girls as it is for boys, and yet is one of those rare monikers that people don’t consider a “boy’s name” or a “girl’s name.”

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