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The name Alex is a baby boy and baby girl name. The name Alex comes from the English origin. In English the meaning of the name Alex is: Abbreviation of the Greek name Alexander, meaning defender of mankind. The name is common among English, German and Dutch speakers.


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Boy or Girl ?: boy and girl
Origin of name: English
Meaning: Abbreviation of the Greek name Alexander, meaning defender of mankind. The name is common among English, German and Dutch speakers.
Expression number: 6
SoulUrge Number: 6
Average Visitor Rating: 3.87 (Out of 5)
Number of ratings: 209

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written by marilyn...February,29,2008
written by My son name , February 29, 2008
My sons name is Alex,very warm hearted,but yet strong in others ways.He's caring for others,very sweet and loving.
Depends on how you look at it
written by Tiffany Jacobs, March 03, 2008
Alex could be used for a boy or girls name. (Although it sounds better as a boys name) Its just like the name Austin, that is my daughters name. It just depends...
girls name
written by Janae, March 19, 2008
I really like the name Alyx for a girl.
My Name
written by Alexander, March 20, 2008
Hey my first name is timothy but i go by Alex.
I LOVE MY NAME!!!
written by Alex, March 26, 2008
My name is Alexandra, but everyone calls me Alex of Al. I love it. When someone talks about me, people are always surprised that I am a girl. I think that it is a beautiful name.....plus there was a queen named Queen Alexandra.
BOY'S NAME
written by maya, May 02, 2008
Alexander or Alex is a strong name for boys. Alexis or Alexa suit a girl better.
my son's name
written by chris24, May 02, 2008
Alex is my son's name and it suits him perfectly. I think Alex suits a boy better, Alexa or Alexis should be used for girls.
Alexander
written by Tessa, May 07, 2008
My husbands name is Alexander; He's a United States Marine so his name fits well! 'Defender of Mankind'. We're Irish and when we have a little boy we plan to name him Brody Alexander. It has a nice ring to it.
Alex as a girl
written by alex, November 15, 2009
my name is Alex and I'm a girl and it's just Alex and not short for anything. To be honest I think Alex is good for a girl and a boy.
Alex is a great name for a boy AND a girl!!!
written by Alex Stewart, July 31, 2010
My name is Alexandra but everyone calls me Alex because i dont think i really suit the name Alexandra. Alex is a great name for a boy AND a girl!!

BOY'S NAME
written by maya, May 02, 2008

Alexander or Alex is a strong name for boys. Alexis or Alexa suit a girl better.

How dare you say that!!?
Alex and Alexis or Alexa is allmost the Same name. And why should you care your names maya!!

To all those people out there who think Alex suits a boy better than a girl you's are all WRONG! yess i said it W-R-O-N-G !! I'v kinda just proved my point. Let me explain ...

my husband
written by Kayla F., February 25, 2008

My husbands name is Alexander. Of course everyone calls him Alex but the name suits him to a "T". He is a very strong, determined individual and sometimes comes off a little too strong but has a wonderful heart. He's always willing to go the extra mile for somebody.

Kayla said her husband is a determined and strong person. Well im determine to make you's all change your mind! and i'll stand up for my self. You know i was just looking at what the meaning of my name was and then i saw all of your nasty comments and so i made an acount straight away!, most people woundn't do that, Most of those people probly dont have my name ( Alex )Which means what again??
A defender of mankind.
well im defending myslef, my name and all those other poeple out they'r with my name!!

Anyway i think you should of got the message :P
and hopefully now you's think its ok for a girl to have the name Alex.
Byeee, Lovee Alex
Peace out
Way to go, Alex Stewart!! I agree!
written by Karen, August 09, 2010
Hi Alex, I am so glad to read your post. Good for you. My name is not Alex, but I am thinking of adding "Alexander" as my middle name. I know it is a boy's name, but so what? I like it as a middle name.

So, I was reading all these people's comment about how "Alex" is better as a boy's name . . . then I read your post. And was so glad to read what you wrote. I agree . . . Alex is a great name for a girl.

I prefer it to Alexa or Alexis.

So, way to go, Alex!! All the best. I think you are great!!

Cheers,
Karen
For all you ppl..
written by Alex, September 08, 2010
Hey! For all you ignorant people out there that think Alex is just for boys..you are f***ing WRONG! I mean, my names Alex and Im a girl. I love the meaning of my name and think its beautiful. The meaning fits me perfectly.

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