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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Alex

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

A few facts about the boy's name Alex:

  • Records indicate that 253,948 boys in the United States have been named Alex since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1993, when 7,634 people in the U.S. were given the name Alex. Those people are now 27 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 Alex

    94% Approval Rating
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      16 Positive Comments

  • "Alexander is the"Greatest" name around! Alex's are special beans who deserve all the good things the world has to offer." Jul. 21, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi!!! My name's Alex toooo!!! Hahahaha like wow! We're all named Alex! We like should totally like all like hang out or something sometime!" Feb. 10, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "my BF is named Alex and it is ssoooooooooo ausome -Mackenzie" Feb. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like the name Alex...that's what i'm naming my baby yeah i love this name" Jan. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my brother is named alex. officially alexander paul, but we call him al because we're lazy. but it totally suits him, i love the name." Mar. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my ex bfs name and I think it's really cute. I used to call him Lexxie. haha. lots of nickname potential for such a short name. it wasn't even short for anything." Mar. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name...considering i'm going to become the 1st world dictator" Aug. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is alex to this name is freaken AWESOME! I have met other alexs though" Aug. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "According to ancient Gaelic text, "Alex" literally means defender of mankind. If I were in danger and a guy named Alex showed up, I believe it would mitigate the situation. Alex is simply the best name ever." Jun. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "im alex.. im 16 years old.. alex is a wkd name.. been around for 100s of years.. its a classic... THUMBS UP!!... alex.. from northampton, england." Mar. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This name is absolutely beautiful, and it suits both a boy or a girl! I love the name combination Paul Alexander for a boy." Mar. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my name and all the ladies love it... for sure ... yehhhh homie" Oct. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my boyfriend is named alex and that name fits him so well! i love it!" Aug. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alex and I like love it. I was named after Alexander the Great. there are a couple of other Alexs in my grade, but I dont mind." Apr. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name because it has a good meaning to it" Nov. 21, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is Alexander but we usually call him Alex. It completely suits him, he is such an "Alex". The only problem we've run into is people calling him "Alec" or "Al," both of which send shivers down my spine." Aug. 3, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "My name is Alex...Alexander really, but I go by Alex. I'm a 28 yr old M and I've disliked my name all my life. I hate the way is sounds when spoken...also, Alex is a uni-sex name which I don't really love. In fact, I dated a Female Alex....WEIRD..., both the double names and that girl!!! Also knew an Alex in college with a lisp, tough name for a lisp to pronounce." Dec. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

      6 Neutral Comments

  • "any one heard of quadawl or adriel for a boys name latley.i have. some people are pretty screwed up i recon" Jul. 28, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I prefer the version 'Alexei' which has Russian origins" Oct. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate


  • "My name is Alex, too. It's usually just a nickname for Alexander, but I was actually BORN with the name Alex. No joke." Dec. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is alex santana from raymondville and i lm in love with this hot girl saby sanchez" Oct. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is alex also, and some people spell it wrong and say it wrong, theyll call me alec, lol" Jul. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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