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Alec Name Meaning and Origin

Alec Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Defending men, Protector, Form of Alexander

Name Origin


The name Alec is derived from the Greek name Alexander, meaning 'defending men' or 'protector'. It is a shortened form of Alexander, a name with strong and noble connotations in Greek mythology and history.

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Alec Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Alec is easy to pronounce with a clear and straightforward sound, making it a fluid name to say.

Name Melody Rating:

The two syllables in Alec create a balanced rhythm, though the ending 'c' sound can make it slightly abrupt.

Famous People Named Alec

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● Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin is a renowned American actor, producer, and comedian. He has starred in numerous films and TV shows, such as '30 Rock' and 'The Departed'. Baldwin is known for his versatile acting skills and strong screen presence.

● Alec Guinness

Alec Guinness was a British actor best known for his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy. He was highly respected for his talent and received multiple awards for his performances.

Alec Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Alec

The name Alec does not typically evoke negative characters or cultural symbols. It is a classic and timeless name that is generally well-received across different cultures and societies.

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