Alexis is from the Greek name Αλεξις (Alexis), which meant "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, to help".

Characters in Harry Turtledove works named Alexis or one of its foreign equivalents:

Alexei Orlov, fictional Russian ambassador, minor character in The Two Georges.
Alexios I Komnenos, historical Byzantine Emperor appearing in "Two Thieves".

Characters with a surname based on Alexis:

Chaim Alexov, cosmologist in "Before the Beginning".

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