Given Name XERXES

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: History
PRONOUNCED: ZURK-seez (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Greek form of the Persian name Khshayarsha which meant "ruler over heroes". This was a 5th-century BC king of Persia, the son of Darius the Great. He attempted an invasion of Greece, which ended unsuccessfully at the battle of Salamis.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Khshayarsha (Ancient Persian)
Entry updated July 1, 2008