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Alex (M)>

Alex (male)

Variants:Ailig (M) Alec (M) Alick (M)
Diminutive for:Alexander (M)
Pet Name(s):Lex (M)
Pet Name for:Allison (M)
Feminine form:Alexina (F) Alix (F)
Source(s): FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

Formerly English/Scottish but now in use in France and Germany, this popular diminutive for Alexander is also used as a given name in its own right. It is recorded very frequently in the 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire.

The Clan MacLean Website gives Ailig as a Gaelic form of Alec and Alex.