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Meaning of the name Alexis

Alexis \a-lexis\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Alexis), is pronounced a-LEX-iss. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Alexis is "defender, protector". Often used as a short form of Alexander, though it is from Alexius, the Latin spelling of the Greek Alexios. Saint Alexis (fifth century) was a popular saint of Edessa, venerated as a "man of God". Originally a boy's name, but now more commonly given to girls. Hockey player Akeksei Kovalev.

Alexis has 14 variant forms: Alejo, Aleksei, Aleksi, Aleksio, Aleksios, Aleksius, Alexei, Alexey, Alexi, Alexio, Alexios, Alexius, Alexus and Alexy.

For more information, see also the related name Lexer.

Baby names that sound like Alexis are Alex, Aleks, Alexan, Algis, Aluxio, Olexiy and Olexi.

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