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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Defender of mankind; feminine form of Alexander

What does Alexa mean and stand for?

The name Alexa is of Greek origin and means "defender of mankind". It is the feminine form of Alex/Alexander. It also the short form of Alexandra.

Syllables: 3

How Popular Is The Name Alexa

Family name origins & meanings

  • Czech and Slovak : from a short form of the personal name Alexis or Alexander.


According to Social Security Administration data, Alexa has only recently decreased in popularity, falling dramatically after staying in the top 100 from 2000 to 2018.

However, it is the 10th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Alexa was at its peak popularity in December 2018.

Alexa is more than just the name for Amazon's assistive technological assistant. Alexa Davies, Alexa Dectis, Alexa Havins, Alexa Hunt, Alexa Kenin, Alexa Nikolas. Billy Joel also chose the name for his daughter.

Where is it Popular?

Alexa was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Alexa

  • Alex
  • Allie
  • Lex
  • Lexa
  • Lexi
  • Xan

Pairs well with these middle names



Appears on

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