Top 100 baby names number 64

I thought it would be fun to look at the top 100 boys and girls names from last year.  I am doing a series on these with their meanings. Enjoy!

Today we have numbers 64 -  Nancy and Alex.  

Nancy (English) 

 This is lilac chaste-tree.

This is lilac chaste-tree.

This was a medieval diminutive for Annis, which is a variation on Agnes. Agnes comes from a Latinised version of the Greek αγνος (hagnos) which means 'chaste'. 

 

Alex (Greek)

 Alex means defender and there are many types of defender an Alex can be.

Alex means defender and there are many types of defender an Alex can be.

I covered this one before but Alex, from the Greek Alexandros, means defender.