Alec

Alec - A very unique male name



  Sep 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Alec, meaning defending men, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1914 on position #832. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Alec and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Alec? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Alec. The baby boy name Alec was given to 560 baby boys in 2012, ranking #454 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,930 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Alec peaked in popularity 25 years ago in 1994 on position 109.



Famous with this name

Alec Baldwin
Alec Guinness
Alec Berg


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Alec is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Alec is currently topping the baby name charts in Kansas at position #325 - and is the least popular in Maryland at position #729.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Alec is where you live.


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Alec origin and meaning

Alec is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means defending men. To see famous people named Alec, pop culture references for the name Alec and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Alec

We've found the following names that sound similar to Alec, sorted by popularity.

Alex / Alexis / Alijah / Aloysius / Alek / Alois / Alexi / Alika / Alessio / Alexei /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012454
2011419
2010417
2009408
2008392
2007366
2006330
2005291
2004247
2003226
2002206
2001174
2000156
1999132
1998112
1997123
1996117
1995112
1994109
1993154
1992171
1991199
1990271
1989377
1988443
1987418
1986451
1985515
1984552
1983618
1982753
1981784
1980889
19791068
19781007
19771028
1976831
19751001
19741109
1973959
1972887
1971827
1970870
1969890
1968814
1967834
1966683
1965732
1964742
1963901
1962954
1961889
1960837
1959749
1958810
1957881
1956965
19551202
19541384
19531275
1952834
19511525
19501190
19491096
19481125
1947862
19461111
19441423
19421161
19411433
19371144
19361457
19281314
19271393
19261706
19251156
19241248
19231237
19221254
19211179
1920961
19191142
19181070
19171002
19151144
1914832

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
South Carolina325
Kansas325
Washington339
Connecticut360
Minnesota363
Massachusetts365
Arizona377
Wisconsin384
California391
Ohio405
Illinois409
Florida410
Virginia413
Texas418
Idaho429
Pennsylvania447
Michigan447
Nebraska448
New York480
Missouri488
Indiana497
Kentucky499
Colorado501
North Carolina511
Utah530
Louisiana549
Georgia585
New Jersey640
Tennessee648
Maryland729

Even more about Alec


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Alec a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Alec?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1994
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Alec
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,930
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1914
2012 births +560

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