Getting ready to welcome a son into the world?
Alex is a classic and masculine boys name. (It can be a girls name, too, though it’s used that way less often.)
You must have considered a ton of different options before settling on Alexander, but now that you’re here you’re wondering:
“What are the best middle names for Alex?”
This is exactly why I created my middle name matcher guides. In these lists, I give dozens of middle name options that sound good with whatever first name you’ve chosen.
Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a boy named Alexander or Alex.
I’ve compiled these from baby name databases, parent discussion forums, and other sources then whittled them down to the ones I personally think sound the best.
Hope it helps!
Middle name ideas for a boy named Alexander or Alex
And now, the moment you all have been waiting for, the list!
Remember, these are some ideas to get your brain going. It’s a great starting point, and I am sure you will find some great middle names to go with Alexander or Alex!
My favorite middle names for Alexander are Alexander Lincoln and Alexander Bennett. They sound almost regal or presidential, which is perfect for a traditional boys name.
Both should work with either Alexander or Alex, depending on what your son winds up going by.
Just remember to double check what your child’s initials look like before you choose. You don’t want to accidentally give them an embarrassing moniker!
Meaning of the name Alexander/Alex
According to BabyCenter, Alexander is a name of Greek origin that means, “defender of men” and “warrior.”
This makes perfect sense when you think of all of the emperors and warriors named Alexander throughout the ages.
The name Alexander came in at number 20 on the popularity list for boy’s names of 2020.
Some famous Alexanders are our founding father Alexander Hamilton, who ironically had no middle name, Alexander Graham Bell, and of course, Alexander the Great.
Not a bad list, right?
Hopefully you found the perfect middle name for Alex on this list, but if not, I hope it was at least a good starting point for further brainstorming.
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Hope this helps!