Origin:Greek
Popularity:412
Meaning:defender, protector
At one time Alexis was more popular than Alexandra, and it was a top 50 name from 1994 to 2010. Now both names have fallen out of the top 100, according to Social Security Administration data. "Gilmore Girls" actress Alexis Bledel dropped her first name, Kimberly, to go by her middle name. Mark Cuban has a daughter named Alexis, as do former football star Donovan McNabb and reality TV parents Kate and Jon Gosselin. When Martha Stewart named her daughter Alexis in the 1960s, the name was only in the top 800.

Famous Alexiss

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  • Alexis Arguello
    Boxer
  • Alexis Bledel
    TV Actress
  • Alexis de Toqueville
    Academic
  • Alexis Faith Gosselin
    Reality TV Star
  • Alexis Gilbert Stewart
    Businesswoman
  • Alexis Gosselin
    TV Personality
  • Alexis Sanchez
    Soccer Player
  • Alexis Stewart
    Daughter of Martha Stewart
  • Kim Alexis
    Model

Popularity Trend Chart

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Source: Social Security Administration

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