Alex is a cute name for a girl if you don't want to saddle her with the full-on Alexandra, of which it's a nickname. It has a tomboy-ish appeal that a lot of parents liked in the 90s. The name isn't very common for girls today, but be forewarned that it's a very popular name for boys.
How popular is Alex? Here's how many babies were named Alex over time, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration.
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