Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


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

• was given to 188 baby girls
• was the 1,251st most popular name for baby girls
• was 1% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Michigan, California, and Tennessee
• a unisex name which was given to girls 7% of the time
• was about as popular as Maisyn and Roxanne
Babies Named Alex Born Per Year
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(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 1995
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1955
• is 1693% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 51% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Shalena, Shelita, Toccara, Jerard, Kevion, Arnell
• has the most opposite popularity history to Jennifer, Mary, Elizabeth, Michael, David, James
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Alex Per State
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Geographically the name Alex...

• 46% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Cozette, Jalena, Mariafernanda, Enmanuel, Knowledge, Kacper
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Jennifer, Mary, Elizabeth, Michael, David, James
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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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