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Quick Facts on Lexi

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English, Greek
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 246
Simple meaning:
Defender, helper, protector of mankind

Characteristics of Lexi

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - Lexi

Lexi is one of the many pet forms that developed from the female name Alexandra (such as Alexis, Alexa, Alex and Lexie). Alexandra in turn is the female variant of the name Alexander which is the Latin form of the Greek name “Alexandros”. The name’s meaning is interpreted from the Greek “alexein” which means “to defend” plus “andros” which translates to “man, warrior” in a relationship or possessive form. Hence the meaning: ‘defender of men or mankind’. Alexander the Great was King of Macedon in the 4th century B.C.; you’d have a difficult time finding a military general more legendary than this man. Even though Alexander is an ancient name, the English speaking counties did not adopt the Latinate female Alexandra until the late 19th century when it was introduced by the Scandinavians and Eastern Europeans where the name was already in wide use. The name Lexie or Lexi did not develop into a independently given name until the end of the 20th century even though it had been in use as a nickname prior to that.

Popularity of the Name Lexi

The name Lexi first appeared on the U.S. naming charts for little girls in 1993. Even though Lexie was in sporadic use prior to Lexi on the charts, Lexi is the far more favorite spelling. Lexi has done quite well on the charts. In less than 20 years, the name has advanced more than 700 positions up the charts. It hasn’t made the Top 200 list yet, but it still seems to be showing forward momentum. They like this name in Idaho in particular; it’s ranked 73rd in our Potato State. Lexi is a happy, upbeat name. Like Alexis, Lexi is a “pretty girl’s name” but with a tomboy edge. Of course, she’ll probably hear “Sexy Lexi” most of her life, that’s not exactly an insult. The name is more modern and hip than Alexandra but not as pretentious as Alexis. Lexi has spunk and sexiness all rolled into one.
Popularity of the Girl Name Lexi
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Lexi

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Lexi

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Lexi

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

  • Popular Songs on Lexi

    Popular Songs on Lexi

    Sexi Lexi - a song by the Distorted Penguins

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Lexi

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Lexi

    Lexi (L.S. Matthews) - Lexi, 12, wakes up in the forest with no knowledge of who she is, where she lives, or what happened to her. She makes her way toward the lights of a city where she is hit by a car as she wanders through the streets. A kindly ex-boxer takes her to the Shelter, where someone seems to recognize her, and where she is safe from street criminals and other horrors. Gradually Lexi remembers bits and pieces of her old life, but she is surprised when she finds out that she has a grandmother and an identical twin, and then learns that she is the daughter of a pop-music star recently killed in an automobile accident. As she adjusts to her newfound identity, Lexi faces some important decisions about what to do with her wealth and how she wishes to live life with her new family. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Lexi James and the Council of Girlfriends (Melissa Jacobs) - Meet the Council of Girlfriends: Grace, the relentless romantic; La Diva Lola, a celebrity chef with a secret sex life; Mamma Mia, who took the Husband & Children exit to the suburbs; the fabulous Ellie Archer, a journalist who follows her heart to Paris; and Mistress of the Universe/PR exec Lexi James, a heroine more Jo March than Bridget Jones. Lexi has a lot of women in her life, but no man. She was engaged to Mr. Almost Perfect, but called off the wedding after she had a meltdown in a suburban supermarket. Still dealing with the debris of that failed relationship, Lexi is terrified of making another committment, and another mistake. Fortunately everyone--from the members of the COG to the bubbies at the Jewish Retirement home where she volunteers--has some advice for Lexi on what she should do next. Recommended for ages young adult.

    Lexi the Firefly Fairy (Daisy Meadows) - The Night Fairies' magic is missing --- and now Fairyland is in the dark! Rachel and Kirsty can't wait for their week at Camp Stargaze! They'll get to roast marshmallows, tell spooky stories, and sleep in cool cabins. But when the Night Fairies' magic goes missing, Rachel and Kirsty have another activity to add to their list --- helping their fairy friends! Jack Frost has kidnapped all the fireflies. Now Rachel and Kirsty have to help Lexi the Firefly Fairy track them down --- but can they do that in the dark? Recommended for ages 3-7.

    Lexi's Tale: Park Pals Adventures (Johanna Hurwitz) - The adventures of a guinea pig and his friend Lexi, a squirrel, shows the reader how to survive the wilds of Central Park. Lexi has a vast extended family (including brother Madison, sister Sixty-two, and cousin Columbus), and he quotes extensively from his mother, passing along her wisdom to his pal. PeeWee, who has a near miss with the jaws of a dog, trusts humans and eventually convinces Lexi to believe in them, too. Brewster's soft, small pencil illustrations have a tender quality. This clever story is chock-full of positive messages, but also contains enough adventure and suspense to hold young readers' interest. Recommended for ages 9-12.

  • Famous People Named Lexi

    Famous People Named Lexi

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

  • Children of Famous People Named Lexi

    Children of Famous People Named Lexi

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

  • Historic Figures

    Lexi - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Girl Name Lexi

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Variations of the Baby Name - Lexi

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