Given Name XANTHIPPE

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ξανθιππη (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: KSAN-TEEP-PE (Classical Greek), zan-TIP-ee (English)   [details]

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.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Xanthippi (Greek)
USER SUBMISSION: Xanthippe

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