Alexa

Alexa - A unique female name



  Dec 10,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Alexa, meaning defending men, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1946 on position #1654. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Alexa and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Alexa? 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 Alexa. The baby girl name Alexa was given to 4,267 baby girls in 2012, ranking #56 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 331 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Alexa peaked in popularity 13 years ago in 2006 on position 39.



Famous with this name

Alexa Havins
Alexa L. Fogel
Alexa Junge


How would you rate Alexa, 1-5?

Rating: 5/5 (34 people)


Alexa is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Alexa is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #26 - and is the least popular in Mississippi at position #292.

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 Alexa is where you live.


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Alexa origin and meaning

Alexa is a 5 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means defending men. To see famous people named Alexa, pop culture references for the name Alexa and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Alexa

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

Alice / Alexis / Alyssa / Alicia / Alisha / Alexia / Alissa / Alisa / Alexus / Alyce /

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
201256
201155
201050
200943
200850
200740
200639
200565
200472
200367
200269
200178
200088
199988
199893
1997106
1996100
1995100
199495
1993107
1992140
1991127
1990145
1989203
1988274
1987296
1986436
1985901
1984843
1983776
1982820
1981711
1980914
1979897
1978872
1977895
1976772
1975723
1974711
1973877
19721203
19711767
19701365
19691437
19681392
19671678
19661699
19652115
19641840
19632128
19621684
19612311
19602266
19582006
19571566
19562107
19551556
19531397
19521504
19511791
19501715
19481290
19471144
19461654

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California26
Connecticut27
New Jersey29
Texas30
Nevada33
New Mexico35
New York39
Nebraska41
Illinois43
Arizona46
Washington56
Massachusetts57
Kansas64
Florida64
Arkansas69
Utah69
Idaho71
Colorado71
New Hampshire75
Pennsylvania75
Delaware76
Oklahoma80
Oregon85
Wisconsin90
Iowa97
Minnesota98
Indiana100
South Dakota103
Ohio105
Wyoming106
Georgia107
Virginia110
Maryland110
Missouri111
North Carolina114
Michigan123
West Virginia143
District of Columbia144
North Dakota147
Rhode Island150
Tennessee150
Louisiana166
Alabama169
Maine174
Hawaii193
Montana234
Kentucky235
South Carolina254
Mississippi292

Even more about Alexa


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 Alexa 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 female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Alexa?

3 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
2006
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Alexa
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 331
Letter count 5
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1946
2012 births +4,267

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