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Middle Names for Alex: 120+ Awesome Choices for Boys & Girls

Jan 12, 2021

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Middle Names for Alex: 120+ Awesome Choices for Boys & Girls

Jan 12, 2021

Choosing the perfect middle name for Alex…

Any name with an “x” is automatically cool in my book!

The great thing about the name Alex is that it works as a nickname, or as a name in itself.

Here’s a huge list of options for your baby boy or girl’s middle name…

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One syllable middle names for Alex

The following lists are broken down into Unisex, Boy, and Girl names.

Unisex: One syllable middle names for Alex

  • Alex Birch
  • Alex Blake … one of my personal faves!
  • Alex Brooks
  • Alex Clay
  • Alex Fox … obsessed with the double x
  • Alex Grey
  • Alex Hayes
  • Alex Knox … double x!
  • Alex Pierce
  • Alex Quinn
  • Alex Rain
  • Alex Reece
  • Alex Reign
  • Alex Stone

Several of the “boy” ideas below also work for a girl…

Boy: One syllable middle names for Alex and Alexander

  • Alex Banks
  • Alex Beaux … double x!
  • Alex Blaze
  • Alex Brant
  • Alex Briggs
  • Alex Chase
  • Alex Cole
  • Alex Dane
  • Alex Drake
  • Alex Duke
  • Alex Ford
  • Alex Gage
  • Alex Graham
  • Alex Grant
  • Alex James
  • Alex Jett
  • Alex Kane
  • Alex Shane
  • Alex Trace
  • Alex Tripp
  • Alex Troy
  • Alex Zane … the x + z make this a cool combination!

Girl: One syllable middle names for Alex, Alexandra, and Alexandria

  • Alex Brooke
  • Alex Bryn
  • Alex Jade … one of my favorites
  • Alex Lane
  • Alex Paige
  • Alex Rayne
  • Alex Rose

Single syllable middle names are particularly great if your Alex is actually an Alexander, Alexandra, or similar.

Since these longer first names are 4 syllables (or 5 syllables if you go with Alexandria!), a one syllable middle name works beautifully.

We’ll tackle the 2-syllable list in a second.

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Two syllable middle names for Alex

If a single-syllable middle name isn’t for you given that Alex is a single-syllable first name, you might be searching for the perfect double-syllable middle name.

All of these work great for an Alex, Alexander, Alexandra, and Alexandria!

Unisex: Two syllable middle names for Alex

  • Alex Emmett
  • Alex Hendrix … double x!
  • Alex Lawson
  • Alex Lennox … double x!
  • Alex London
  • Alex Maddox … double x!
  • Alex Oakley
  • Alex Onyx … double x!
  • Alex Parker
  • Alex Phoenix … double x!
  • Alex Porter
  • Alex Ryder

Boy: Two syllable middle names for Alex and Alexander

  • Alex Abbott
  • Alex Adams
  • Alex Asher
  • Alex Barrett
  • Alex Beckett
  • Alex Bennett
  • Alex Benson
  • Alex Carson
  • Alex Carter
  • Alex Colby
  • Alex Cooper
  • Alex Ethan
  • Alex Ezra … an x and a z are cool
  • Alex Grady
  • Alex Hudson
  • Alex Jackson
  • Alex Jacob
  • Alex Jaxon … double x!
  • Alex Jordan
  • Alex Ledger
  • Alex Mason
  • Alex Ryan
  • Alex Saylor
  • Alex Walker
  • Alex Wilder
  • Alex Wyatt

Girl: Two syllable middle names for Alex, Alexandra, and Alexandria

  • Alex Blakely
  • Alex Hadley
  • Alex Haley
  • Alex Harlow
  • Alex Harper
  • Alex Hazel
  • Alex Hunter
  • Alex Lily
  • Alex Maya
  • Alex Paisley
  • Alex Peyton
  • Alex Piper
  • Alex Rylee
  • Alex Scarlett
  • Alex Skylar
  • Alex Sophie

Don’t forget, you can always tweak these spellings to your liking.

Three syllable middle names for Alex

These are more of a mouthful to say if your Alex is actually an Alexander, Alexandra, or Alexandria.

In my opinion, this works if your last name isn’t also 3 or more syllables.

For example, a name like Alexandria Ellington O’Brien would be 11 syllables, which is fairly long. You might love this or hate this — and it’s totally up to you!

Here are some great middle names that flow well with a first name Alex:

Unisex: Three syllable middle names for Alex

  • Alex Avery
  • Alex Emerson
  • Alex Emory
  • Alex Kennedy

Boy: Three syllable middle names for Alex and Alexander

  • Alex Atticus
  • Alex Benjamin
  • Alex Cameron
  • Alex Edison
  • Alex Ellington
  • Alex Finnegan
  • Alex Gabriel
  • Alex Oliver
  • Alex Theodore

Girl: Three syllable middle names for Alex, Alexandra, and Alexandria

  • Alex Abigail
  • Alex Ariana
  • Alex Ariella
  • Alex Emerald
  • Alex Everly
  • Alex Gabrielle
  • Alex Juliet
  • Alex Liliana
  • Alex Madeline
  • Alex Madison
  • Alex Magnolia
  • Alex Octavia
  • Alex Olivia
  • Alex Penelope
  • Alex Remington
  • Alex Sienna
  • Alex Vivienne

There are so many great options!

Tips for choosing Alex’s initials

With the first initial A, it’s easy to spell lots of words. ATE, ALL, ANT, APT, ART, ARE, ARC, ARK, ARM, AIM, APE… etc!

It’s important to make sure you’re not spelling anything too crazy.

For example, you wouldn’t want to name your child Alex Stone Smith. See why?

Also keep in mind that the letter A starts the word American, which means that there are tons of agencies whose abbreviations start with A.

  • AAP – American Academy of Pediatrics
  • AAO – American Association of Orthodontists
  • ABA – American Bar Association

… and so on.

Just make sure that you’re comfortable with any parallels.

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Final thoughts on choosing the best middle name for Alex

Finalizing your baby’s name can be really hard. The good news is that if you’ve decided on the name Alex, you’ve already got a solid first name that’s both modern and classic at the same time.

Congratulations on your pregnancy and good luck choosing the perfect middle name that goes with Alex!

P.S. If you’re not totally sold on a the name Alex, check out these awesome name combinations for Aden, Grayson, and Theo! You may also like my incredible list of 250 hippie baby names! Finally, if you’re having a girl, check out middle name ideas for Madelyn or Aubrey!

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Middle Names for Alex: 120+ Amazing Options for Boys & Girls