Alex

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short form of 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 first element, "helping, defending". These two origins of Alex are indistinguishable in most languages. The female name has the same root, shortened from Alexandra or the female name Alexis, in some cases also a spelling variant of Alix.

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Alex

  1. A male given name from Ancient Greek.
    • 2006 Kate Atkinson, One Good Turn (Black Swan(2007), →ISBN, 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 from Ancient Greek.
    • 2008 Philip Hensher, The Northern Clemency (Harpercollins, →ISBN, 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, equivalent to English Alex.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short form of Alexander.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaːlɛks/
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  • Hyphenation: Alex

Proper noun[edit]

Alex m

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

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

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑleks/, [ˈɑle̞ks̠]
  • Rhymes: -ɑleks
  • Syllabification: A‧lex

Proper noun[edit]

Alex

  1. A male given name of rare usage, variant of Aleksi.

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
Possessive forms of Alex (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Alexini Aleximme
2nd person Alexisi Alexinne
3rd person Alexinsa

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short form of Alexandre and Alexis, ultimately from Ancient Greek.

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Alex ?

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Alex.

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German[edit]

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Alex

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Alex.

Hungarian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alex

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Alex.

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
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Alexé Alexeké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Alexéi Alexekéi
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 c (genitive Alex)

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Alex.

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