Alexis

Alexis - A unique female name



  May 26,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Alexis, meaning defender, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1942 on position #1237. 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 girl name Alexis was given to 5,302 baby girls in 2012, ranking #40 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 267 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Alexis peaked in popularity 20 years ago in 1999 on position 3.



Famous with this name

Alexis Knapp
Alexis Georgoulis
Alexis Cruz


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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 West Virginia at position #16 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #82.

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.

Alice / Alyssa / Alicia / Alexa / 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
201240
201126
201016
200913
200815
200719
200614
200513
200411
20037
20025
20015
20006
19993
19986
19978
19968
199514
199418
199327
199240
199147
199066
198992
198897
1987113
1986129
1985112
198489
198383
198293
1981172
1980202
1979247
1978300
1977330
1976330
1975333
1974357
1973421
1972471
1971534
1970528
1969695
1968798
1967726
1966726
1965771
19641051
1963797
1962839
1961861
1960764
1959806
1958736
1957754
1956734
1955731
1954741
1953637
1952547
1951537
1950567
1949497
1948570
1947543
1946547
1945680
1944699
1943794
19421237

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
West Virginia16
Oklahoma22
Missouri25
Nebraska25
Kentucky26
New Mexico27
Delaware27
Tennessee27
Kansas28
South Dakota28
New Hampshire29
Indiana29
Ohio30
Michigan30
Maine32
Virginia32
Idaho33
Maryland34
Minnesota36
Utah36
Washington37
Rhode Island39
Vermont40
Arizona40
Oregon40
Iowa40
Massachusetts41
Wisconsin42
Nevada43
Alabama43
Colorado43
Pennsylvania43
Mississippi43
Illinois44
North Carolina45
Wyoming48
Arkansas51
Louisiana52
South Carolina53
Texas54
Florida55
California56
Georgia57
New York66
Hawaii68
Alaska71
North Dakota71
Montana72
Connecticut81
New Jersey82

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 unique female 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
1999
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Alexis
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 267
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1942
2012 births +5,302

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