Alex
Origin/Usage
Greek
Pronunciation
AL-əks
Meaning
Protector of humanity
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Alex is a short form of Alexandra, or Alexander. Alexandra originates in Greek language and means "protector of humanity". It is a feminine form of Alexander. Saint Alexandra was a martyr of the Diocletianic persecutions. Throughout history, there have been many members of royalty given the name Alexandra. In Greek mythology, Alexandra was a by-name of the goddess Hera. It was popularized by Alexander the Great.

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Alex Kingston - actress
Alex O'Loughlin - actor
Alex Pettyfer - actor
Alex Turner - singer

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