Alan Alexis in the US

  1. #13,674,067 Alan Aldwell
  2. #13,674,068 Alan Alegria
  3. #13,674,069 Alan Aleixo
  4. #13,674,070 Alan Aler
  5. #13,674,071 Alan Alexis
  6. #13,674,072 Alan Algee
  7. #13,674,073 Alan Alibozek
  8. #13,674,074 Alan Aliga
  9. #13,674,075 Alan Alkire
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Meaning & Origins

Of Celtic origin and uncertain derivation (possibly a diminutive of a word meaning ‘rock’). It was introduced into England by Breton followers of William the Conqueror, most notably Alan, Earl of Brittany, who was rewarded for his services with vast estates in the newly conquered kingdom. In Britain the variants Allan and Allen are considerably less frequent, and generally represent transferred uses of surname forms, whereas in America all three forms of the name are approximately equally common. See also Alun.
179th in the U.S.
French: from the personal name Alexis, ultimately from Greek alexios ‘helping’, ‘defending’. The personal name owed its popularity in the Middle Ages to St. Alexi(u)s, about whom many legends grew up. The historical St. Alexis is said to have lived in the 4th–5th centuries in Edessa (an early center of Christianity in Syria). His cult was also popular in the Eastern Church, which accounts for the frequency of the Russian personal name Aleks(e)i. In North America this surname has probably absorbed Russian and other cognates, mentioned in Hanks and Hodges (1988).
6,139th in the U.S.

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