Girl Baby Name

Alexia

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Quick Facts on Alexia

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • Greek
  • Number of syllables:
  • 4
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 175
Pronunciation:
ah-LEHKS-ee-ah
Simple meaning:
Defender of men

Characteristics of Alexia

  • Mystical
  • Wise
  • Eccentric
  • Intuitive
  • Imaginative
  • Philosophical
  • Solitary

Etymology & Historical Origin - Alexia

Alexia is a more feminine variant of Alexis, both of which are derived from Alexander/Alexandra. Alexander is the Latin form of the Greek name “Alexandros” which comes from the Greek elements “alexein” meaning ‘to defend’ and “andros” meaning ‘man, warrior’ in a relationship or possessive form. Hence the meaning: ‘defender of men or mankind’. One of the great ‘defenders of mankind’ was Alexander the Great, King of Macedon in the 4th century B.C. and one of the most legendary military generals in the history of mankind. Due to the popularity of Alexander/Alexandra, many pet forms, variations and nicknames have been developed over the centuries. For boys, there’s Alex, Alexis, Zander, Sandy and Sasha. For girls, there’s Alex, Alexis, Alexa, Sandy, Lexie and Alexandria. Alexia is a very fancy, feminine form of Alexis or Alexa. Like the five-syllable Alexandria, the four-syllable Alexia is reserved for those who prefer elaborate, sophisticated female forms of the original Alexandros.

Popularity of the Name Alexia

Alexia first appeared on the U.S. charts in 1981, right as Alexis was soaring to the top of the charts. Alexia reached her highest point of popularity right at the turn of the 21st century. In 2002 it was the 128th most popular girl’s name. Since then, the name has fallen over 100 positions on the charts and is no longer a Top 200 favorite. There is stiff competition in the “Alexandra” family of girl names. Alexia is a little more clunky and awkward to say than Alexis which seems to roll of the tongue more easily. Even Alexa is easier to say. Still, the fancy Alexia is easily shortened to Alex or Lexi. There are many choices for parents who like the Alex names. Alexandra for the traditional parents. Alexandria and Alexia for the pretentious parents. Alexis for the modern parent. And Alex or Lexi for the no-nonsense parents. Decisions! Decisions!
Popularity of the Girl Name Alexia
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Alexia

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Alexia

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Alexia

    Alexia We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Alexia.

  • Popular Songs on Alexia

    Popular Songs on Alexia

    Alexia - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Alexia.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Alexia

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Alexia

    Alexia Ellery Finsdale (Kathleen Duey) - This book details the diary entries of a young girl in 1905 San Francisco. Living in a boarding house at the turn of the 20th century, Alexia is the daughter of a traveling con man. She faces a moral dilemma when her father, Mr. Finsdale, cheats on a woman whom the daughter has befriended. Recommended for ages 9-12.

  • Famous People Named Alexia

    Famous People Named Alexia

    Famous People Named Alexia - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Alexia.

  • Children of Famous People Named Alexia

    Children of Famous People Named Alexia

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Alexia - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Alexia.

  • Historic Figures

    Alexia - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Alexia - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Alexia.

Personality of the Girl Name Alexia

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Variations of the Baby Name - Alexia

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