Alessio is the Italian form of Alexis, an English unisex name meaning “helper, defender” derived from Ancient Greek alexo (to defend, to help) from Proto-Hellenic *aléksō (to protect) derived from a PIE root word. Alessio is also an Italian surname derived from the given name. Alessio is also the Italian form of Lezhë, the name of an Albanian town

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Alexis (Greek, Ancient Greek, English, German, French)
  • Alexius (Latinized Ancient Greek)
  • Alexios (Ancient Greek)
  • Aleksei (Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian)
  • Aleksey (Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian)
  • Alexei (Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian)
  • Alexey (Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian)
  • Aliaksei (Belarusian)
  • Aleix (Catalan)
  • Alyosha (Russian diminutive of Aleksey)
  • Aljoša (Slovene and Croatian form of Alyosha)
  • Alexej (Czech, Slovak)
  • Aleksi (Finnish)
  • Aleixo (Galician, Portuguese)
  • Alejo (Spanish)
  • Elek (Hungarian)
  • Aleksy (Polish)
  • Alekej (Slovene)
  • Oleksiy (Ukrainian)
  • Olexiy (Ukrainian)
  • Aleksa (Serbian)


Female forms:

  • Alexis (Greek, Ancient Greek, English, German, French)
  • Alessia (Italian)
  • Alexus (English)
  • Alexina (English)
  • Alexia (English, French)


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