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Alex

By Sangeetha Sivaguru Senior Content Specialist
Updated: Jul 13, 2024 | 👁️ 41 Views | 🔊 16 Pronunciations
✔️ Fact Checked by Selvakumar Mariappan (Technical Specialist)

Gender: Unisex

Origin: Hebrew, Greek

Meaning: Form of Alexander

Pronunciation: uh-leks, /əˈlɛks/, AE L AH K S

Popularity Rank: #25

On this page:

  • 1. Alex Meaning
  • 2. Alex Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Alex
  • 4. Translations of Alex
  • 5. Alex Name Popularity
  • 6. Alex popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Alex
  • 8. Latest News about Alex
  • 9. Nicknames for Alex
  • 10. Alex Name Poster
  • 11. Names similar to Alex

Alex Meaning

from the Greek name Alexandros, which means 'defender of the people' or 'protector'

Alex also means "Form of Alexander, Helper and Defender of Mankind, Protector or defender of the people".

Alex is commonly found in United States of America, Italy, United Kingdom, and 101 more countries.

Alex Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: uh-leks

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /əˈlɛks/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: AE L AH K S

AE: Pronounce as in "cat" (K AE T)

L: Pronounce as in "let" (L EH T)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

K: Pronounce as in "cat" (K AE T)

S: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Alex

Alex Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Alex is recorded 688,683 times globally, ranking it as the 25th most common name worldwide.

Alex is most prevalent in United States of America, with 125,700 occurrences, making it the 10th most popular name in the country.

In United Kingdom, the name Alex is found among 1 in every 10 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Alex Popularity by Country

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CountryRankFrequency
United States of America#101 : 14
Italy#1071 : 19
United Kingdom#171 : 10
France#451 : 27
Colombia#491 : 28
Mexico#361 : 21
Spain#401 : 18
Peru#161 : 35
Russia#801 : 19
Brazil#501 : 47
Germany#551 : 22
Chile#731 : 39
Malaysia#311 : 152
Canada#61 : 27
Bolivia#141 : 31
South Africa#1371 : 249
Netherlands#801 : 42
Guatemala#71 : 25
Hong Kong#151 : 55
Nigeria#1471 : 151
Israel#321 : 47
Saudi Arabia#6151 : 544
Singapore#151 : 110
Belgium#801 : 61
Panama#291 : 48
Palestine#451 : 76
Costa Rica#311 : 35
Austria#671 : 32
Switzerland#361 : 56
Cameroon#461 : 151
Ireland#1061 : 33
United Arab Emirates#2471 : 378
Argentina#2011 : 95
Ghana#511 : 81
Portugal#1631 : 77
China#131 : 77
Morocco#8881 : 557
Uruguay#1751 : 64
Egypt#2,0251 : 1,300
Kazakhstan#3571 : 128
Algeria#9261 : 895
Ecuador#111 : 41
Iran#3211 : 132
Qatar#1361 : 354
Turkey#1,4601 : 793
Philippines#201 : 184
Sweden#1601 : 73
India#6021 : 693
Tunisia#6821 : 458
Oman#4201 : 526
Kuwait#2401 : 511
Bangladesh#3601 : 445
Czechia#1761 : 69
Taiwan#111 : 207
Poland#2581 : 74
Finland#2691 : 124
Lebanon#2771 : 214
Greece#791 : 101
Jamaica#321 : 101
Denmark#1521 : 109
Macao#101 : 139
Mauritius#1501 : 195
Bulgaria#1061 : 79
Luxembourg#211 : 64
Iraq#2,7391 : 2,178
Bahrain#2591 : 545
Sudan#1,7451 : 2,726
Japan#781 : 186
Hungary#1541 : 98
Norway#2451 : 219
Namibia#861 : 364
Malta#281 : 65
Puerto Rico#461 : 78
Libya#1,6711 : 2,424
Syrian Arab Republic#2,7141 : 2,055
Angola#1461 : 933
Albania#4741 : 310
Estonia#591 : 64
Cyprus#611 : 126
Brunei Darussalam#441 : 427
Botswana#1231 : 459
Croatia#4751 : 217
Moldova#481 : 43
Lithuania#2991 : 138
Slovenia#3601 : 227
Yemen#2,7851 : 4,562
Georgia#1051 : 134
Jordan#2,3821 : 2,563
Indonesia#1021 : 416
Honduras#101 : 71
Afghanistan#1,2301 : 1,684
Serbia#3811 : 369
Maldives#801 : 654
El Salvador#81 : 65
Ethiopia#261 : 343

List of countries the name Alex is rarely found

Alex popularity in U.S.

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This chart displays the ranking of the name Alex from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Alex

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📰 Latest News about Alex

Stay updated with the most recent news about Alex. Read on to catch up with Alex's latest headlines

Last Updated: May 27, 2024 06:56 AM (GMT + 5.30)

  • Alex Wennberg scores OT winner as NY Rangers take Game 3 over Panthers - The Journal News
    Source: The Journal News | Published on: May 27, 2024
  • Rush's Geddy Lee And Alex Lifeson Covered Gordon Lightfoot In Toronto: Watch - Stereogum
    Source: Stereogum | Published on: May 26, 2024
  • Alex Honnold Demolishes El Cap Solo Speed Record » Explorersweb - ExplorersWeb
    Source: ExplorersWeb | Published on: May 26, 2024
  • Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson Cover Gordon Lightfoot Song at Tribute Concert - Rolling Stone
    Source: Rolling Stone | Published on: May 26, 2024
  • Alex Jones Gets OK From Judge To Sell Game Ranch For $2.8 Million In Bankruptcy Case - Yahoo! Voices
    Source: Yahoo! Voices | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • NBA Mock Draft 1.0: Alex Sarr is No. 1, Knicks nab front-court depth with both picks - New York Post
    Source: New York Post | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • 2024 NBA Mock Draft: Alex Sarr remains projected No. 1 to Hawks as international stars rise post-combine - CBS Sports
    Source: CBS Sports | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson Make Surprise Performance at Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Concert in Toronto - Variety
    Source: Variety | Published on: May 24, 2024
  • Opinion | Minnesota Republicans Endorse Royce White, an Alex Jones Acolyte, for Senate - The New York Times
    Source: The New York Times | Published on: May 24, 2024
  • Watch Alex Wagner Tonight Highlights: May 23 - MSNBC
    Source: MSNBC | Published on: May 24, 2024

Nicknames for Alex

Al, Lex, Ace, Sandman, Xander, Alcatraz, Apex, Shadow, Alphie, King Alex

Alex Name Poster

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Names similar to Alex

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