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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Alec

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Alec in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Alec:

  • Records indicate that 48,021 boys in the United States have been named Alec since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1995, when 3,421 people in the U.S. were given the name Alec. Those people are now 26 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Alec

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      8 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Alec and I often get called "Alex" but it makes me feel special" Jun. 29, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a long surname, and Alec's my first name (b. 2000). My mom chose it cos it's short, but you wouldn't believe the amount of people who've called me "Alex". I'd recommend having this name because people aren't likely to confuse you with another Alec since the name's relatively uncommon." Jul. 20, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alec. It?s rare. I get alex all the time but that?s cool. I find boys named Alec to be the coolest out anyway!" Apr. 7, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 10 month old son is Alec Boyd! We absolutely love the name (my husband actually came up with it) and I think it sounds strong and handsome. We already get quite a few people saying "Alex" when we tell his name, and of course we have to correct them, so that's a pain, but the good thing is that it's a fairly uncommon name :)" Mar. 15, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Alec. I got it from St. Elmo's fire too!!" Jan. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name and people have been screwing it up my entire life. Most of them eventually get it, though." Jan. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my boyfriends name is Alec and yeah people call him Alex alot it makes me angry ha ha but i love his name its so awesome" Jul. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son's name is alec. It's a great strong name, but it is usally mis pronouned as alex! yuk!" Apr. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "My friend christian alec lawson has it and its the ugliest name i've ever heard!" Jun. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I dont like this name at all! it rolls off your tongue all wrong!! YUCK!!" May. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "Named my son, Alec, in 1992 and am glad I did! . He's always liked it and it's a good name at every age. Now that he's almost 22, it fits him well because he doesn't like to be average and there are not a lot of them out there. Alec Baldwin was a slight influence only because I liked his name. I caught myself saying Alec with a 'c' a lot though while he was growing up because people thought it was Alex. Even after they knew it was Alec ( ex. Teachers) they still called him that! Got to be annoying but overall I love the name Alec!" Jun. 21, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend was Named Alec, Tho its Hard to prnounce i understand that alot of people get mad when Said Wrong." Mar. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Alec. I first heard it on St. Elmo's Fire and loved it ever since." Apr. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my 5 year old sons name. I love the name, but I can tell he gets frustrated when people call him Alex, which happens a lot." Mar. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We called our Son Alec (b.2002) but alot of people automatically call him Alex. very annoying." Nov. 19, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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