Alex

Alex - A unique male name



  May 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Alex, meaning defending men, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #117. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Alex and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Alex? 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 Alex. The baby boy name Alex was given to 3,826 baby boys in 2012, ranking #97 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 429 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Alex peaked in popularity 24 years ago in 1995 on position 47.



Famous with this name

Alexandra Daddario
Alex Sgambati
Alex Kurtzman


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Alex is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Alex is currently topping the baby name charts in Delaware at position #71 - and is the least popular in New Mexico at position #234.

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 Alex is where you live.


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Alex origin and meaning

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

Similar to Alex

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

Alexis / Alec / 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
201297
201195
201093
200983
200884
200772
200667
200571
200463
200362
200262
200162
200062
199958
199856
199755
199654
199547
199450
199352
199254
199163
199059
198960
198858
198760
198664
198580
198494
1983123
1982143
1981148
1980156
1979155
1978164
1977152
1976171
1975174
1974171
1973185
1972196
1971187
1970191
1969204
1968201
1967205
1966219
1965201
1964218
1963211
1962218
1961228
1960226
1959234
1958245
1957254
1956256
1955268
1954260
1953260
1952259
1951253
1950242
1949241
1948232
1947228
1946225
1945218
1944218
1943219
1942216
1941212
1940209
1939204
1938204
1937211
1936211
1935207
1934199
1933197
1932191
1931181
1930183
1929179
1928179
1927169
1926179
1925163
1924161
1923163
1922154
1921148
1920142
1919137
1918131
1917132
1916126
1915131
1914129
1913130
1912134
1911129
1910117

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Rhode Island71
Delaware71
Nevada78
California78
New Jersey80
New York86
Florida86
Connecticut89
Illinois90
Louisiana93
Arizona97
Maryland98
Alaska105
District of Columbia105
Utah106
Alabama108
Michigan109
Texas109
Pennsylvania110
Montana111
Kansas113
Nebraska114
Massachusetts114
South Dakota114
Arkansas117
Ohio118
Tennessee120
Washington121
Minnesota121
Oklahoma122
Georgia123
Indiana125
North Carolina126
Virginia127
Wisconsin130
Colorado136
Iowa136
Kentucky140
South Carolina140
Hawaii140
Missouri157
Oregon158
Mississippi164
Idaho171
North Dakota184
Maine221
West Virginia229
New Mexico234

Even more about Alex


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 Alex a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Alex?

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
1995
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Alex
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 429
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +3,826

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