[ 4 syll. a-le-xia, al-ex-ia ] The baby girl name Alexia is pronounced in English as ahLEHKSiyah †. Alexia's language of origin is Old Greek and Germanic. It is predominantly used in English, German, Spanish, and Greek. From Old Greek roots, its meaning is 'defender' - in this context, Alexia can be used in the English, German, and Greek languages. It is derived from the word alexein which is of the meaning 'to ward off, to defend'.
In addition, Alexia is an English, German, and Spanish familiar form of Alexandra.
Alexia is also a contracted form of the English and Greek Alexandria.
Alexia is also a German form of Alice.
Alexia is the feminine equivalent of the English, Greek, French, and German Alexis.
Forms of Alexia include the name Aleksia, the name Aleska, the English and Italian Alessia, the name Alexcia, the name Alexea, the English and French Alexiane, the name Alexsia, the name Alexsiya, the name Allexia, and the name Alyxia.
Alexia is a popular baby girl name. The name increased in popularity from the 1980s up to the 2000s. Its usage peaked modestly in 2002 with 0.136% of baby girls being named Alexia. It was #128 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a drop in popularity since then. In 2012, it ranked at #252 with a usage of 0.066%. Among the family of girl names directly related to Alexia, Alexandra was the most commonly used. The name was thrice as popular as Alexia in 2012.
Baby names that sound like Alexia include Alaqua, Alecea, Alecia, Aleecia, Aleeshya, Alekia, Aleksasha, Alessia, Alexea, Alexius, Alexsiya, Alicea, Alichia, Alicio, Alicya, Aliosha, Alisea, Alishaye, Alishia, and Alisia.
† Pronunciation for Alexia: AH as in "mud (M.AH.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)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"