Alexa - Meaning of Alexa
[ 3 syll. a-le-xa, al-exa ] The baby girl name Alexa is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is far more popular. It is pronounced as aa-LEHKS-aa- †. Alexa's language of origin is Old Greek. It is predominantly used in English, German, Greek, Hungarian, and Spanish.
In addition, Alexa is a shortening (English, German, Hungarian, and Spanish) of Alexandra.
Alexa is also a form (English) of the English, German, Spanish, French, and Greek Alexis.
Forms of Alexa include the name Aleixa, the name Alekia, the name Aleksa, the name Aleksi, the name Alexah, the name Alexsa, the name Alexxa, the name Allexa, and the English Alyxa. See also the related form, the English Alex.
Alexa is a popular baby girl name, and it is also perceived as rather trendy. The name has been growing in popularity since the 1970s; prior to that, it was of only very light use. Its usage peaked modestly in 2006 with 0.293% of baby girls being named Alexa. It had a ranking of #39 then. In 2011, it ranked at #55 with a usage of 0.233%, and it was the 2nd most popular after Alexis, among all girl names in its family. It was more widely used than Alexa by 45% in 2011. In the last century Alexa has mainly been a baby girl name.
Baby names that sound like Alexa include Aaleasha, Aaliesha, Aalisha, Aelicia, Ahlyssa, Alaisa, Alaïs, Alake, Alaska, Alaysia, Alecsis, Aleeka, Aleesa, Aleese, Aleexis, Aleeza, Aleisha, Aleixa, Aleiza, and Aleka.
† Pronunciation for Alexa: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"