Alexis

Alexis - A very unique male name



  Dec 04,2020      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Alexis, meaning defender, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1915 on position #1511. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Alexis and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Alexis? 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 Alexis. The baby boy name Alexis was given to 1,544 baby boys in 2012, ranking #225 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,063 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Alexis peaked in popularity 16 years ago in 2004 on position 103.



Famous with this name

Alexis Bledel
Alexis Denisof
Alexis Kendra


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Alexis is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Alexis is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #135 - and is the least popular in Oklahoma at position #722.

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 Alexis is where you live.


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Alexis origin and meaning

Alexis is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means defender. To see famous people named Alexis, pop culture references for the name Alexis and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Alexis

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

Alex / 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
2012225
2011240
2010221
2009186
2008168
2007158
2006130
2005133
2004103
2003150
2002161
2001144
2000144
1999147
1998148
1997121
1996181
1995173
1994231
1993266
1992331
1991330
1990339
1989401
1988442
1987402
1986417
1985354
1984377
1983305
1982276
1981406
1980446
1979448
1978510
1977538
1976563
1975538
1974600
1973648
1972652
1971651
1970690
1969653
1968677
1967623
1966722
1965682
1964838
1963929
1962828
1961856
19601084
19591021
19581142
19571164
19561019
19551557
19531346
19521380
19511526
19491538
19461285
19441262
19421393
19261707
19251708
19211737
19201354
19151511

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California135
District of Columbia136
New Jersey141
Texas158
Illinois160
Oregon187
Nevada188
Georgia193
Arizona199
North Carolina214
Rhode Island215
Connecticut216
Delaware222
Washington230
New York234
Florida236
Nebraska237
Colorado249
South Carolina264
Virginia288
Massachusetts305
Tennessee305
Utah318
Kansas326
Maryland337
New Mexico373
Arkansas398
Kentucky414
Pennsylvania475
Mississippi477
Wisconsin497
Minnesota507
Iowa512
Alabama552
Indiana579
Michigan614
Ohio667
Louisiana672
Oklahoma722

Even more about Alexis


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 Alexis 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 Alexis?

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
2004
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Alexis
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,063
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1915
2012 births +1,544

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