Name: Alex

Origin and Meaning of the Name Alex

  • Meaning:
    Defending men
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  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (AH leks)
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Miscellaneous Info for Alex

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Alex can be a nickname for any name beginning with Alex- (e.g. Alexander, Alexandra, Alexis), but is commonly used as a full name in its own right.

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