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Name of the title character in Xena: Warrior Princess.
-- sodivine  7/26/2005
This name first came into usage in English in 1993, in West Hollywood, California. I invented it for my female Jack Russell Terrier, because she had big eyes and an intergalatic, extra-planetary look about her. Later, a Hollywood TV producer who liked her name used it for the TV program, "Xena, Warrior Princess". Today, it has been chosen as the name of the recently discovered 10th planet.
-- patraldo  10/2/2005
I think Xena is a beautiful name. A name I would call my child.
-- jessica22  11/29/2005
Just don't. Will someone please think of the children?
-- SerasVictoria  7/22/2006
It makes a great nickname or name for a pet. I think anyone who was actually called this by their parents as their real name, though, would be made fun of.
-- scarletquillraven  2/13/2007
I don't think I would name my child this, but I might name a cat or dog this, as it seems too "pettish", for a child.
-- Patricia Underwood  2/3/2008
Love love love this name! :) I would like for my kids to have a unique (but not silly) name, and Xena is strong and beautiful. So why not use Xena?!
-- Katrine  2/27/2008
Oh, I love this name! It's just kind of solid and out there. It reminds me of an ambitious young girl.
-- Paris44  6/27/2008
This is a great name. I picture a confident brunette who's studying to be a lawyer. And I'd rather be associated with a princess who defends herself than with one who stands there all day looking pretty.
-- Anonymous User  9/29/2008
Tacky name that comes from a show that really bothers me.
-- bananarama  11/25/2008
I love this name, but I think it's best for a dog or cat.
-- number1212  12/16/2008
It's an interesting name. I would never name my child Xena, but for some reason I wish I knew someone named Xena.
-- Genevieve_M  4/3/2009
It's a cool name, but seeing as it was most likely created for a TV series, I wouldn't use it.
-- emmiix3  4/4/2009
Xena could be based on the Russian name Zina, which is a diminutive of Zinaida.
-- Anonymous User  7/23/2009
I, personally, really like this name, and would use it. I don't find the association with the 90's program a bad one at all; I rather like the show, and the character was a strong one.
-- Black_X  7/24/2011
This would look tacky on a real person. I wouldn't recommend it.
-- Buneary  6/5/2013
The name Xena was given to 51 baby girls born in the US in 2012, ranking relatively low compared to other popular culture names such as Beyonce and Renesmee.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013
When naming a character for the show Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, rather than looking up a preexisting name (see Xenia), the writers took inspiration from the Ancient Greek word ξενος (xenos) meaning "stranger, foreigner" to create a unique sounding name for her.
-- morganfm  5/11/2016
Unfortunately, my name is Xena. I've always despised it, ever since I was a child; too many references to the TV show. Adults tended to think that my name was "really cool" but my peers did not. I remember this one kid giving me trouble because my name 'didn't match my race' because I'm super white, but whatever. Point is, it sounds cool but not as a name for an actual human being. Don't inflict this name on a child. Also, the name 'Senja' is a nicer alternative and both names come from 'Xenia' :)
-- Anonymous User  9/4/2016

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