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Alex - Letter A - Boy Baby Names

In our Alex boy name guide we feature name meaning, origin and other useful facts.

  • Alex
  • Meaning: Protector Of Mankind
  • Origin: Greek
  • Gender: Boy
  • Statistics: Since 1880, there have been roughly 254,564 boys given the name Alex. That is approximately 0.15% of the recorded babies born in the united states. The name Alex is most popular in California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Illinois.
  • Similar sounding names: Alcee, Alec, Aleck, Alek, Alex, Alexis, Algie, Alice, Alijah, Alois, Aloys, Aloysius
  • Popularity of Alex:
    YearRankTotal 2012 98 3,836 2011 95 4,015 2010 93 4,425 2009 83 5,154 2008 84 5,391 2007 73 6,263 2006 67 6,664 2005 71 6,478 2004 63 6,802 2003 62 6,791 2002 62 6,805