Alexis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Alexis, from Latin Alexius, ultimately from Ancient Greek Ἄλεξις (Áleksis, helper, defender).

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Proper noun[edit]

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Alexis (plural Alexises)

  1. A male given name.
    • 1877 W. S. Gilbert - Arthur Sullivan, The Sorcerer, Act I:
      To the maid of his choice, / With a heart palpitating, / Comes Alexis the brave.
  2. A female given name, transferred from the male name and used since the 1940s.
    • 1990, Ed McBain, Vespers, Mandarin (1991), ISBN 0749305967, page 120:
      He wondered how parents who had named their daughter Alexis could possibly have known she'd turn out to be such a beauty.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin saint's name Alexius, from Ancient Greek Ἄλεξις (Áleksis, helper, defender)

Proper noun[edit]

Alexis m

  1. A male given name.

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