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English

Etymology

From Latin Alexander, from Ancient Greek Alexandros 'he who wards of 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.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: ˈaːlɛks

Proper noun

Singular
Alex

Plural
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Alex

  1. A male given name, short form of Alexander, rarely an English form of Alexius.
  2. A female given name, short form of Alexandra or the female name Alexis, or a spelling variant of Alix.

Danish

Proper noun

Alex

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

Dutch

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA: ˈaːlɛks

Proper noun

Alex

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

References

  • Dr. J. van der Schaar, Woordenboek van voornamen. Aula 176, Utrecht-Antwerpen, Het Spectrum, 1964 [Onomasticon in Dutch on given names used in the Dutch-speaking Low Countries]

French

Etymology

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.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: ˈaːlɛks

Proper noun

Alex

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

German

Proper noun

Alex [[Category:Template:lang:de proper nouns|Alex]]

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

Swedish

Proper noun

Alex

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

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