The Info List - Alex

Alex is a common given name commonly associated with the Greek name Alexandros. In English, it is usually a diminutive of the male given name Alexander, or its female equivalent Alexandra or Alexandria. Aleck or Alec is the Scottish form of Alex. The East European male name Alexey (Aleksei, Alexis, Aleksa) is also sometimes shortened to Alex. It is a commonly used nickname in Spanish for Alejandro, Alexandro, Alejandrino and Alexandrino, and related names like Alexa and Alexis.

People whose first name is Alex

People commonly named or nicknamed Alex

American footballers

  • Alex Barrett, American football player, NFL defensive end
  • Alex Smith, American football player, NFL quarterback
  • Alex Mack, American football player, NFL center, Pro Bowler, and 2nd Team All-Pro for the Atlanta Falcons
  • Alex Redmond, American football player, NFL offensive guard

Association footballers




  • Alex (parrot), an African Grey Parrot and the subject of language experiments

Fictional characters

See also