Alika is a Hawaiian form of Alex. Alex is a short form of the name Alexander. It is most often used as a nickname and is usually not the formal name given to a person. This name has its origins in Greece, meaning the guardian of people. The name Alexander is a general European name that is derived from the Old Greek name 'Alexandros', which is derived from the words, 'Alexein', which means 'to ward off or to defend' and 'andors or aner', which means man. It means defender, helper, guardian of people. In other words it is a name which signifies strength or protection. It was the name given to one of the greatest kings on Earth, Alexander The Great.