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For other uses, see Alex (disambiguation).

Alex is a common name used in multiple languages. 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, plus has related names like Alexa, Alexis and others.

People whose first name is Alex[edit]

People commonly named or nicknamed Alex[edit]

American Footballers[edit]

  • Alex Smith, US American football player, NFL quarterback

Association Footballers[edit]




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

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