The name Alec ranked 195th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 930th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name first made its appearance on state popularity lists of the 1990s, and has been trending upward in usage ever since.
This was originally a by-name of the Greek goddess Hera.
It was popularized as a personal name by the ancient Macedonian leader Alexander the Great. In the course of conquering much of the known world, from Egypt to India, Alexander also gave his name to numerous cities.