Quick Facts on Lexie
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Defender of mankind
Etymology & Historical Origin - Lexie
Lexie is a diminutive of Alexandra which is the feminine form of Alexander. Alexander in turn is an ancient Greek name, Alexandros (Αλεξανδρος), composed of the elements “alexein” meaning “to defend” and “andros” which translates to “man, warrior” in a relationship or possessive form; hence the name’s full meaning “defender of mankind”. Alexander’s most notable namesake was Alexander the Great, a 4th century B.C. King of the Greek city-state Macedon. Arguably the greatest military general of all time, Alexander spent 12 years expanding his empire east to the Himalayas, defeating the entirety of the Persian Empire and spreading a new Hellenistic culture in the present day Middle East and parts of Asia. Alexander the Great never lost a battle, but his life was cut short at the young age of 33. Indeed, you’d be hard pressed to find a warrior more legendary than this man; even the ancient Romans jealously revered him. Military generals to this day still consider Alexander the Great one of their greatest inspirations. One of the oldest names in circulation (dating back at least 2,400 years!), Alexander has had ample time to spawn scores of linguistic variations, female forms and nicknames. Alexandra is the most commonly used female variant, and she, too, has generated other versions of herself: Alexandria, Alejandra, Alessandra, Sandra, Sasha, Alexa, Alexis and Lexie are just some such examples. Several of Alexandra’s diminutives have achieved independence as given names in their own right (rather than just being used colloquially). Lexie is currently a Top 100 favorite in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales (as is Lexi without the “e”).
Popularity of the Name Lexie
Lexie has been around as a stand-alone, independently given name in America since the late 19th century. Around the turn of the 20th century, informal nicknames as given names were actually quite popular. For instance, in 1900, names like Annie, Bessie, Minnie, Elsie, Lillie, Nellie, Mattie, Carrie and Hattie were all Top 50 favorites in the country. It is from this perspective that we were not surprised to see Lexie on the charts as far back as 1886. However, as the 20th century got under way, Lexie would eventually fall from favor and disappear from circulation for almost 75 years between 1920 and 1993. The name resurfaced only recently in 1994, in reaction to the growing revival of names like Alexandra, Alexandria and Alexis. Many parents still opt for Lexie as a nickname rather than a birth certificate name, but either way, the name is both pretty and cute at the same time! Not to mention Lexie rhymes with sexy!
Popularity of the Girl Name Lexie
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Lexie
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Lexie
Lexie We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Lexie.
Popular Songs on Lexie
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Lexie
Lexie (Audrey Couloumbis) - Ten-year-old Lexie used to love going to the shore. For as long as she can remember, she's spent every summer there with her parents, eating hamburgers, swimming in the ocean, and combing the beach for treasure. This summer is going to be different though. Lexie's Mom and Daddy are divorced, and for the first time Mom won't be there. To make matters worse, Daddy has a surprise—his new girlfriend, Vicky, and her two sons are coming to stay with them for a week! Now Lexie has to share her house with perky Vicky, Vicky's moody teenage son Ben, and messy three-year-old Harris. The little beach house just doesn't seem big enough for so many people. Is there still room for Lexie? In a voice that's sharp, funny, and sincere, Newbery Honor-winning author Audrey Couloumbis tells the story of a girl discovering that if you pay attention, sometimes you can find treasure in the most unlikely places. Recommended for ages 8-11.
What Can We Do Next? The Adventures of Lexie & Lolly (Toula Magi) - "What Can We Do Next? The Adventures of Lexie & Lolly" introduces Lexie, a little girl whose boredom on a rainy day is answered by the creation of an imaginary friend. She names him Lolly, in honor of her love of lollipops, and soon they're embarking on an itinerary of exciting adventures. Lexie soon realizes there are no boundaries or limitations as to what she can do, if she uses her imagination. Also incorporated into the story are colors, numbers and letters, perfect for preschool and kindergarten children, but the book also has enough excitement for children of any age. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Lexie
Famous People Named Lexie - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Lexie.
Children of Famous People Named Lexie
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Lexie - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Lexie.
Lexie - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Lexie - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Lexie.