A daughter named Alexis is destined to be a strong woman. Derived from the male names Alexander and Alexius, who refers to Alexander the Great and a handful of Byzantine emperors, your little girl is going to think she was born to rule the world–even if it’s just one stuffed animal at a time. The name peaked in 1999, and has been declining ever since, although it remains a very popular girls name.


  • English: A variation of Alexandra and Alexius. Defender of mankind.



International Variations

Lexus, Zanna, Shura, Sashenka, Sasha, Sandrine, Sandra, Lexie, Lexi, Alexia

Alternate Spellings

Alexus, Alexine, Alexandriana

Famous Namesakes

Fox Business News anchor Alexis Glick, Actress Alexis Bledel, Actress Alexis Smith

Celebrity Babies

Daughter of Ted Danson,Daughter of Mark Cuban, Daughter of John and Kate Gosselin, Daughter of Dennis Rodman and Annie Banks, Daughter of Martha Stewart