What does the name Alexis mean? The meaning of the name Alexis is Defender Of The People. The origin of the name Alexis is Russian. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Alternate spellings: Alexus
People who like the name Alexis also like: Alexander
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Name Notes: Russian diminutive form of Alexander. Name made popular due to the TV character Alexis Carrington on "Dynasty" played by Joan Collins.