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Alexia is a French and English girl’s baby name that is a diminutive of the name Alexandria. Although Alexia has been falling in popularity since 2014 it is a lovely alternative to the names Alexis and Alex.

Meaning of the name Alexia:

French, English: defender of men, helper

Origin of the name Alexia:

Alexia is a French and English name that means “defender of men, helper”. Alexia is a diminutive of the name Alexandria and the feminine version of the name Alexis.

Symbolism of the name Alexia:

Alexia is a defender and with a namesake like Alexander the Great it would be hard not to associate Alexia with the symbols of a warrior: sword and shield. Alexia is a protector and helper of anyone who needs her.

Style of the name Alexia:

traditional

Gender of the name Alexia:

Alexia is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Alexia:

A-LEHK-SEE-A (French), ə-LEHK-see-ə (English)

Number of syllables in the name Alexia:

four

Emotion evoked from the name Alexia:

Alexia evokes feelings of strength and passion.

Alternative spellings for the name Alexia:

Aleksia, Aleksya, Alexya

Nicknames for the name Alexia:

Popularity of the name Alexia:

According to the Social Security Administration, Alexia is a girl’s name that first became popular in 1981. It was at peak popularity in the early 2000’s but popularity began to fall in 2014.

Related names for the name Alexia:

Great middle names for the name Alexia and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Alexia:

  • Alexia Khadime (British actress and singer)
  • Alexia Keogh (New Zealand actress)
  • Alexia Sedykh (French hammer thrower)
  • Alexia Paganini (Swiss figure skater)
  • Alexia Fast (Canadian actress)

Alexias in popular culture:

  • Alexia Ashford (video game, “Resident Evil Code: Veronica”)
  • Alexia Wheaton (Disney's “Wish Upon A Star”)
  • Alexia Tarabotti (literature, “The Parasol Protectorate” by Gail Carriger)
  • Alexia “Lexi” Branson (television, “The Vampire Diaries”)