Alex

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short form of Alexander, from Latin Alexander, from Ancient Greek Ἀλέξανδρος (Aléksandros) 'he who wards off men', i.e. protector, possibly of Hittite origin; and from Alexius, from the same Ancient Greek root, alexios "helping, defending". These two origins of Alex are indistinguishable in most languages.

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Alex

  1. A male given name.
    • 2006 Kate Atkinson, One Good Turn, Black Swan(2007), ISBN 9780552772440, page 81:
      Martin was pretty dull as names went but 'Alex Blake' had a certain dash to it. His publishers hadn't considered Martin's own name to be 'punchy' enough. The pseudonym Alex Blake was chosen after much deliberation, most of which excluded Martin. 'A strong, no-nonsense sort of name', his editor said, 'to compensate'. For what, she didn't say.
  2. A female given name, short form of Alexandra or the female name Alexis, or a spelling variant of Alix.
    • 2008 Philip Hensher, The Northern Clemency, Harpercollins, ISBN 9780007174799, page 588
      'I had a Christmas card from someone calling herself Alex the year before last,' Daniel said. 'I couldn't think who it was.'
      'Oh, yes, she's changed again,' Alice said. 'I never got used to Alexandra, either. It never occurred to me that Sandra was short for Alexandra - anyway, she's Sandra on her birth certificate.'

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alex

  1. A male given name derived from Alexander and Alexius.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from Latin Alexander, from Greek Alexandros 'he who wards of men', i.e. protector, possibly of Hittite origin

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Alex ?

  1. A male given name, short form of Alexander.

References[edit]

  • J. van der Schaar, “Woordenboek van voornamen”, Utrecht, Antwerpen 1964, Aula-boeken 176, Uitgeverij Het Spectrum

Finnish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alex

  1. A male given name.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from Latin Alexander, from Greek Alexandros 'he who wards of men', i.e. protector, possibly of Hittite origin, and from Alexis, the French form of Alexius.

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Alex

  1. A male given name, short form of Alexander and Alexis.

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German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alex

  1. A male given name derived from Alexander and Alexius.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alex

  1. A male given name derived from Alexander and Alexius.