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Alexis

[uh-lek-sis]
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  1. a male or female given name: from a Greek word meaning “helper.”
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Alexis

masc. proper name, from Greek alexis, from alexein "to ward off, keep, protect" (see Alexander). The Latin form was Alexius.

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