Alex

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short form of 'Alexander', from Latin Alexander, from Ancient Greek Ἀλέξανδρος ‎(Aléxandros) 'he who wards off men', i.e. protector, possibly of Hittite origin. Also 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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Proper noun[edit]

Alex

  1. A male given name, possibly after Alexander the Great.
    • 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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short form of Alexander.

Proper noun[edit]

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.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Alex (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Alex Alexit
genitive Alexin Alexien
partitive Alexia Alexeja
illative Alexiin Alexeihin
singular plural
nominative Alex Alexit
accusative nom. Alex Alexit
gen. Alexin
genitive Alexin Alexien
partitive Alexia Alexeja
inessive Alexissa Alexeissa
elative Alexista Alexeista
illative Alexiin Alexeihin
adessive Alexilla Alexeilla
ablative Alexilta Alexeilta
allative Alexille Alexeille
essive Alexina Alexeina
translative Alexiksi Alexeiksi
instructive Alexein
abessive Alexitta Alexeitta
comitative Alexeineen

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, from Ancient Greek; see Alex and Alexander for more. Also from Alexis, the French form of Alexius.

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Proper noun[edit]

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.

Hungarian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɒlɛks]
  • Hyphenation: Alex

Proper noun[edit]

Alex

  1. A male given name.

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative Alex Alexek
accusative Alexet Alexeket
dative Alexnek Alexeknek
instrumental Alexszel Alexekkel
causal-final Alexért Alexekért
translative Alexszé Alexekké
terminative Alexig Alexekig
essive-formal Alexként Alexekként
essive-modal
inessive Alexben Alexekben
superessive Alexen Alexeken
adessive Alexnél Alexeknél
illative Alexbe Alexekbe
sublative Alexre Alexekre
allative Alexhez Alexekhez
elative Alexből Alexekből
delative Alexről Alexekről
ablative Alextől Alexektől
Possessive forms of Alex
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Alexem Alexeim
2nd person sing. Alexed Alexeid
3rd person sing. Alexe Alexei
1st person plural Alexünk Alexeink
2nd person plural Alexetek Alexeitek
3rd person plural Alexük Alexeik

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alex

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