Definitions

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  • proper n. A male given name, shortened form of Alexander.
  • proper n. A female given name, short form of Alexandra or the female name Alexis, or a spelling variant of Alix.

Etymologies

Short form of Alexander, from Latin Alexander, from Ancient Greek Ἀλέξανδρος (Aléxandros) 'he who wards off men', i.e. protector, possibly of Hittite origin; and from Alexius, from the same Ancient Greek root, alexios "helping, defending". These two origins of Alex are indistinguishable in most languages. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ernie, I would say that Peter V. Bella and alex or is it Alex?

    "You are also a paid astrotroller."

  • May 3rd, 2009 at 11: 46 am why are such a neocon-like absolutist? do i have to love ALex like you obviously do, unconditionally, do come to this site? ive bene coming here foro years and many of the links are great, and Alex himself has done some good work but lets not be fucking groupies here ok? can you take criticism?

    Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com

  • Alex Hilton, the man (presuming Alex is short for Alexander, not Alexandra) behind Recess Monkey, has tried to do a hatchet job on me on his once widely read blog (he's clearly given up: only two posts since the start of the month: tsk!).

    Blaney's Blarney

  • Instead, they used candles to spell the name "Alex" and opened a microphone for participants to talk about where the movement is headed.

    The Seattle Times

  • Btw, I'm making the assumption that "Alex" is short for Alexander but it could be "Alexandra".

    fashionable fascists

  • Jonah didn’t even see the word Alex had chosen until Alex pulled his hand back, letting go.

    Sent

  • That night, exhausted and elated in my hotel bed, I called Alex to say good night or maybe it was good morning for him.

    Welcome to My World

  • This particular young man, whom I call Alex in the book, had been a withdrawn kid his whole life, but in moments of particular anxiety and depression, he had the opposite tendency -- to reach out in a panicked way to anyone who would listen to him.

    Kaitlin Bell Barnett: Suicidal? Just Depressed? Be Careful How You Phrase It Online

  • So, if Alex is coming up on the ripe ol 'age o' 22, that mean's he's still listening to tunes that were tops before Tyler had hair in his, uh ... armpits.

    Some people just don't listen

  • In a strange country, where elaborate court dress masks even more elaborate intrigues and a dangerous spy called the Marigold leaves venomous cobras as his calling card, there is only one person Penelope can trust … Captain Alex Reid has better things to do than play nursemaid to a pair of aristocrats.

    WEEKLY BOOK RELEASES FOR JANUARY 10TH | Open Society Book Club Discussions and Reviews

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