Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Defender Of The People
Main Origin Language: Greek
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In 2017 the name Alex...

• was given to 2,578 baby boys
• was the 151st most popular name for baby boys
• was 58% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in South Dakota, California, and Nevada
• was least popular in North Dakota, Wyoming, and Vermont
• a unisex name which was given to boys 93% of the time
• was about as popular as Blake and Brody
Babies Named Alex Born Per Year
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Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Alex...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1993
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1955
• is 325% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 50% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Davon, Jordan, Devin, Kalyn, Kalie, Cayla
• has the most opposite popularity history to Vito, Madison, Otis, Rosalyn, Joy, Millicent
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Alex Per State
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Geographically the name Alex...

• 12% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Paul, Richard, Edward, Arianna, Liliana, Sarah
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Bowen, Keaton, Jaxton, Ivy, Reagan, Rylie
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Alex by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Alex are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Alex will be the only kid named Alex in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Alex compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Alex rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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