Xanthippe
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Given Name XANTHIPPE
GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ξανθιππη (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: ksahn-THEE-pay (Ancient Greek), zan-TIP-ee (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Feminine form of XANTHIPPOS. This was the name of the wife of Socrates. Because of her supposedly argumentative nature, the name has been adopted (in the modern era) as a word for a scolding, ill-tempered woman.
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OTHER LANGUAGES: Xanthippi (Greek)