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It can be pronounced Zan-they, zan-thee, zan-tha, ksan-they, ksan-thee, or ksan-tha. I personally like zan-they and zan-tha.
-- song_quest  3/11/2006
This is a great name for a character!
-- Emmasj  12/20/2006
Xanthe is a sea nymph in Greek mythology; one of the daughters of Oceanus. Xanthe means "Golden One" in ancient Greek.

Xanthe Tilden is a fashion and entertainment correspondent and producer for CNN.

Xanthe Elbrick is an award winning British/American actress based in London.
-- Moon  1/23/2007
Xanthe is a great name. I prefer it pronounced zan-they than any other way. Not many common names start with an x, which I think makes it even more special and unique.
-- FirChlis  1/29/2007
I really like this name pronounced zan-thee, I like it because there aren't many X names around.
-- mum2bubba  6/29/2007
Pronounced as "Ksan-the".
-- Maggie_Simpson  7/11/2007
I love the name Xanthe. The meaning "golden one" is fantastic, with the imagery it creates. Personally I would pronounce it Zan-thee, but any way is great.
-- fishl_x  12/23/2008
A famous bearer is the theatre actress Xanthe Elbrick (born 1st December 1978). She said this about her name "I'm the fourth of four children, and my parents had made their way to the back of a baby names book by then. My dad always said that if they couldn't afford to educate me, I could sign my checks with an X." She's not a blonde Xanthe, regardless of the meaning, she's a brunette.
-- Undine  3/30/2009
In a story I'm writing, there's a girl called Mary Chrisantha, and Xanthe (pronounced as ZAN-tha) is her nickname. I think it should remain as so, simply a nickname. The 'z' sound isn't great at the start of somebody's first name.
-- Golden Phoenix  4/15/2009
I love this name. Maybe it's just the "x", but I think Xanthe sounds really cool and pretty. It's unusual and kinda dramatic, but far simpler than other mythological names, like Clytemnestra. I like it pronounced "ZAN-thee" and "ZAN-thay".
-- Ailis  7/12/2009
I prefer it to be pronounced ZAN-the, with the E silent. Maybe it's just me!
-- xDante  7/30/2009
So beautiful, but I couldn't imagine anyone named this.
-- -Julia-  7/31/2009
This name sounds more masculine than feminine to me. I like it, though.
-- Anonymous User  9/30/2010
I like this name, pronounced "ZAN-thee", because Greek names that end in E usually sound like "ee" rather than "uh". And I think when somebody pronounces this name (and others) like EKS-an-the, etc, them saying X as an "EKS" sounds uneducated and dumb.
So yes, this is a pretty name, pronounced the real way, which in my opinion is ZAN-thee.
-- DaphneSusan  12/2/2010
To the poster above, KSAHN-thee is how it's supposed to be pronounced in Greek. If anything, pronouncing it with a Z is a bastardized version of the original beautiful pronunciation. But of course anglophones will always argue it's their way, their pronunciation. It DOES sound educated because that's how it IS in Greece. Use google more, it might help- it shows how to correctly pronounce things.
-- Anonymous User  7/13/2011
Fun fact: this name is related to the English word xanthic, meaning "yellow".
-- overtheclouds  10/28/2012
This is my name. I pronounce it Kan-tha. I have never liked my name even with the story I have behind it. It is not a family name just my parents thinking they were naming me my hair color. I am a brunette, so the joke is on me.

In my 30's I did hear the Greek pronunciation of Ksan-ti which is better than any of the American/English versions I have heard. I found it just as difficult to get it pronounced correctly regardless.

Please don't put your children through the pain I have gone through by having an unusual and difficult to pronounce name placed upon them.
-- Kat727  4/21/2013
I see a lot of people saying its pronounced zanthee but I disagree, since I have the name I can say it's pronounced shawn-tay.
-- xanthe  6/18/2013
My Name is Xanthé pronounced (Zan-thay) and I love it! It's really not a hard name to pronounce or remember. If anything everyone remembers it because its so unique. There are many different ways that different cultures pronounce it. With the crazy names people are naming their children these days, I feel like it's a wonderful name that is different and interesting but not over the top.
-- GoldAsTheMorningStar  7/9/2013
It's quite an interesting and unique name. Also, I know a girl called Xanthe and she happens to be blonde XD.
-- xgirl  5/26/2014
Oh, I love this name. It's a breath of fresh air to me. =)
-- LoveHeartKawaii  6/6/2014

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