XANDER m Dutch, English (Modern)
Short form of ALEXANDER
. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by a character on the television series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' (1997-2003).
XAVIER m English, French, Portuguese, Catalan, Spanish (Archaic)
Derived from the Basque place name Etxeberria
meaning "the new house". This was the surname of the Jesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552) who was borne in a village of this name. He was a missionary to India, Japan, China, and other areas in East Asia, and he is the patron saint of the Orient and missionaries. His surname has since been adopted as a given name in his honour, chiefly among Catholics.
XERXES m 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.
XIA m & f Chinese
From Chinese 夏 (xià)
meaning "summer, great, grand", 霞 (xiá)
meaning "rosy clouds", or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
XIANG m & f Chinese
From Chinese 翔 (xiáng)
meaning "soar, glide", 祥 (xiáng)
meaning "good luck, good omen", 香 (xiāng)
meaning "fragrant" (which is usually only feminine) or 湘 (xiāng)
, which refers to the Xiang River in southern China. This name can also be formed from other characters.
XIMENO m Medieval Spanish
Medieval Spanish or Basque name of uncertain meaning. It is possibly a form of SIMON
, though it may in fact derive from Basque seme
XINYI m & f Chinese
From Chinese 欣 (xīn)
meaning "happy, joyous, delighted" or 心 (xīn)
meaning "heart, mind, soul" combined with 怡 (yí)
meaning "joy, harmony". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
XUE f & m Chinese
From Chinese 雪 (xuě)
meaning "snow" or 学 (xué)
meaning "study, learning, school", besides other characters pronounced similarly.
XUN m & f Chinese
From Chinese 勋 (xūn)
meaning "meritorious deed, rank" or 迅 (xùn)
meaning "snow", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.