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Alex may be the diminutive of the Greek-origin Alexander, but its stands on its own perfectly well as a first name for your baby boy. This name is short, punchy and powerful, with loads of historical significance packed into those four little letters. Similar spinoffs inspired by Alexander include Zander, Zan and Xan.

Rank in the year 2015

Alex was ranked #230 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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