Alexis Name Meaning

French: from the personal name Alexis, ultimately from Greek alexios ‘helping’, ‘defending’. The personal name owed its popularity in the Middle Ages to St. Alexi(u)s, about whom many legends grew up. The historical St. Alexis is said to have lived in the 4th–5th centuries in Edessa (an early center of Christianity in Syria). His cult was also popular in the Eastern Church, which accounts for the frequency of the Russian personal name Aleks(e)i. In North America this surname has probably absorbed Russian and other cognates, mentioned in Hanks and Hodges (1988).

List of People with Surname Alexis

As far as we found, there are a total of 3,411 people with the surname Alexis. Among these people surnamed Alexis, there are around 461 different names, with an average of 7 people sharing the same name. Jean Alexis, Joseph Alexis and Michael Alexis are the top three most common names from the list of people surnamed Alexis, with 162, 61 and 43 people respectively.

Furthermore, Our research has shown that Florida has the greatest number of people surnamed Alexis, with a total of 891 people, and there are a total of 320 different names among these people. New York is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Alexis, with a total of 793 people and an average of 295 different names.