- a male or female given name: from a Greek word meaning “helper.”
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Examples from the Web for alexis
Cooper had little Alexis pose for a picture on the exact spot there Garner was pinned.
A 25-year-old man named Alexander Cooper strode up the sidewalk holding his 3-year-old daughter, Alexis, by the hand.
Alexis did not know to act differently than she might for any other picture taken of her by her daddy.
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is all over the place, working across technology, politics, and business.The 'Mayor of the Internet' Fights the Good Fight
August 26, 2014
Lopez may prove to be most similar to Alexis of the three, someone whose escalating mental health issues went unchecked.Let’s Put Things in Perspective: You’re Still Safer on a Military Base
April 7, 2014
There was trouble one day, in the palace of Prince Alexis, of Kinesma.
On one side of Prince Alexis the bear Mishka took his station.
Prince Alexis did not move, but he began to tremble from head to foot.
Prince Paul of Kostroma was godfather, and gave the babe the name of Alexis.
Prince Alexis started, and all slumber vanished out of his eyes.
Word Origin and History for alexis
masc. proper name, from Greek alexis, from alexein "to ward off, keep, protect" (see Alexander). The Latin form was Alexius.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper