If your name is Alexis, you are a spiritual and intuitive deep thinker. Because of your intellectual qualities and spiritual bent, you love the beauties of nature and the expressions of beauty that can be found in literature, art, and music. You spend a lot of time thinking about the mysteries of the universe and your place in it. Because of this tendency toward deep and mystical though, sometimes others find it hard to understand you and what you are going through, therefore you tend to reserve your expression of all those thoughts only for those who are really close to you—your best friends and your family. In fact, you generally express yourself better in writing than by talking. Sometimes, this all makes you feel alone and separate from others, but the you would rather have a few really close friends than a thousand acquaintances.
You love to work independently in your job and rely on your own intuition and good sense. If you are not able to work completely independently, you at least like to be in situations where you are able to make your own decisions and act according to your deeper understanding of the situation.
Alexis comes from the Greek name derived from “alexo” meaning “to defend.” Alexis as a masculine name was the name of a Greek comic poet in the third century BC and the name of several saints. A very closely-related name is Alexius, which was the name of five different Byzantine emperors. Within the English speaking world, Alexis is most commonly used today as a girls’ name.
The name Alexis enjoys popularity for both girls and boys in the United States, but much more so for girls. As a girls’ name, it came into popular use in the United States in the 1940s and became exceedingly popular beginning in the 1980s. Its popularity in the English-speaking world is primarily in the United States and Canada, and has been heightened by the pet name form Lexie.
A particularly famous Alexis from days gone by is actually a male Alexis named Alexis-Charles-Henri Clerel de Tocqueville, or just Alexis de Tocqueville. This Alexis was 19th century French historian and political writer who wrote “Democracy in America” and “The Old Regime and the New Revolution.” If you’re looking for a more recent famous Alexis, look no further than Alexis Neiers, a TV personality on the E! network and somewhat notorious for her involvement in the series of burglaries known as the “Bling Ring.”