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:
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:
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:
- Juniper (young)
- Esme (beloved)
- Lilith (ghost, night monster)
- Wren (small bird)
- Maisie (pearl)
- Thea (goddess)
- Aderyn (bird)
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”)