Alex is a common English name, usually a diminutive of the male given name Alexander, or its female equivalent Alexandra. The East European male name Alexey (Aleksei, Alexis) is also sometimes shortened to Alex.
Famous quotes containing the word alex:
“My smiling child
Named for a noble ancestor
Great hunter or warrior
You will be one day.
Which will give your papa pride
But always I will remember you thus.”
—African Lullaby. As quoted in Roots, by Alex Haley (1976)