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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.
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OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Khshayarsha (Ancient Persian)