Submitted Names Starting with X
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XALWO f Somali
A name that means "sweet." Xalwo is also a Somali dessert.
XANA f Asturian
, the name of fairy or nymph in Asturian mythology. It may derive from the Roman mythological name Diana
XANTHENE f American (Rare)
Modern elaborated form of Xanthe
. It coincides with the name of a yellow organic heterocyclic compound; xanthene dyes tend to be fluorescent and brilliant, yellow to pink to bluish-red.
XANTHER f & m Literature, ?
Possibly an elaboration on Xanthe
, used in Mark Z. Danielewski's The Familiar series. Also occasionally used for men.
XANTHI f Greek
Modern Greek form of Xanthe
. This is also the name of a city located in Thrace.
XANTHO f Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ξανθος (xanthos
) meaning "yellow" or "fair hair" (see Xanthe
). This name is sometimes included as one of the Nereids of Greek myth (the fifty daughters of Nereus
XANTHUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ξάνθος (Xanthos)
meaning "yellow" or "fair hair" (compare Xanthe
). This was the name of several characters in Greek legend, including a Trojan slain by Diomedes
and a horse owned by Achilles ("Bayard
, the other being Βαλίος (Balios)
XANTIPPA f History
Latinate form of Xanthippe
. Saint Xantippa or Xanthippe and her sister Saint Polyxena
were Spanish martyrs of the 1st century. The apocryphal Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena is a 3rd- or 4th-century account of their lives.
XAVIEL m Spanish (Rare)
This name is possibly a combination of Xavier
with a Hebrew name ending in -iel
, such as Gabriel
. However, given the fact that this name has been around in the Spanish-speaking world since at least the 18th century, it could also be an independent name of its own (in which case its etymology is unknown), as combining names in that manner generally seems to be a fairly modern phenomenon in the Spanish-speaking world.... [more]
XAYIDE f Literature
One of the main antagonists in Michael Ende's fantasy novel The Neverending Story
XELAS m New World Mythology
The Transformer was a pre-eminent spirit-being in many of the belief systems of the Pacific Northwest Coast and among some Interior peoples in the same part of the continent. Often appearing as more than one being, and seen in the plural as Transformers, the name of this/these being(s) varies from people to people, though all Coast Salish names are similar: in Skwxwu7mesh, the name is Xáays and in their tradition there were not one Transformer, but more than one, referred to as the Transformer Brothers; in Halkomelem, the name is Xa:ls; and in Lummi, the name of the Transformer is Xelas, sometimes Xe'las
XENANDROS m Ancient Greek
Means "foreign man", derived from Greek ξενος (xenos)
"foreign, strange" combined with Greek ανδρος (andros)
"of a man".
XÈNIA f Catalan
Either a short from of Eugènia
or a Catalan form of Xenia
. This was a pen name of the Catalan feminist writer Carme Karr (1865-1943). In her case, it was an allusion to the writer Eugeni d'Ors (1881-1954), who had used the pen name Xènius
XENOKLEIA f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Xenokles
. In Greek mythology this name belonged to a Delphic priestess, who "refused to give an oracular response to Herakles before he was purified of the murder of Iphitos; but she was compelled by him, for he threatened to take away her tripod."
XENOKLES m Ancient Greek
Means "foreign glory", derived from the Greek elements ξενος (xenos)
"foreign, strange" and κλεος (kleos)
XENOPHANES m Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements ξενος (xenos)
"foreign, strange" and φανης (phanes)
"appearing". This name was borne by an ancient Greek philosopher and poet from the 5th century BC.
XENOPHILIUS m Literature
Variant form of Xenophilus
. This particular form seems to not ever have been borne by someone in real life, so this is best suited for the Literature category, as the name has been used by British author J.K. Rowling in her "Harry Potter" books, which feature a character named Xenophilius Lovegood.
XENOPHILOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ξενος (xenos)
"foreign, strange" combined with Greek φιλος (philos)
XENOS m Greek
Derived from Greek ξενος (xenos) meaning "stranger, foreigner".
XENU m Theology
Possibly derived from the Greek xeno, meaning "foreigner". This is the name of an alien that appears in Scientology.
XERACH m & f Spanish (Canarian)
Apparently derives from a Guanche word meaning "bad omens" (source: Dr. Ignacio Reyes García). Recorded as the name of a 17-year-old Guanche girl from Tenerife who was sold as a slave in Valencia in 1497... [more]
XERESA f Spanish
Xeresa is an old Spanish first name meaning " girl from the town of xerez/jerez"
XETA f ?
(See also ZETA
) Means "alive" or "lively". Could also mean "olive" or "little girl".... [more]
XETSA f Ewe
This name is given for one of female twins.
XHEVAHIR m Albanian
Albanian name meaning "jewel", "diamond", "precious stone(s)", "gem" and "pearl".
XHEVAHIRE f Albanian
Albanian name said to be derived from Turkish cevahir
XI f Chinese
Meaning "careful" or "happiness."
XIAN f Chinese
From Chinese 仙 (xiān) meaning "immortal, transcendent, celestial being, fairy", used in Daoist philosophy.
XIAOGANG m Chinese
From Chinese 小 (xiǎo)
meaning "small, little" or 晓 (xiǎo)
meaning "dawn, daybreak" or "to know, to understand" combined with 刚 (gāng)
meaning "firm, strong" or "just, exactly"... [more]
XIAOHUI f Chinese
Chinese name from the characters 曉 (hsiao3)
meaning "light; to know, to understand" but also "dawn, daybreak" and 暉 (hui1)
meaning "light of the sun" or "splendor". A famous bearer is Ma Xiaohui, an erhu player and composer.
XIDIG m Somali
A name that comes from the Somali word for "star."
XIHE f Far Eastern Mythology, Chinese
A Chinese sun goddess, mythologically she was the wife of Emperor Jun, and once the 'mother' of ten suns, in the form of Three-legged birds, residing in a mulberry tree in the eastern sea named Fusang... [more]
XIN f & m Chinese
Chinese character, meaning "joy, happy", and (for trees, plants) flourishing.... [more]
XIONG m Chinese
Chinese name with many meanings, among them "male, hero, heroic, powerful, mighty".
XIRA f Popular Culture
Xira Arien is a character in the card game 'Magic: The Gathering', where she is an insect wizard.
XIRSI m Somali
This Somali name means "safeguard." The word xirsi also means "safeguard." The x in Somali is a voiceless pharyngeal fricative, a throaty sound that is not present in English. Somalis outside of Somalia may spell the name as HIRSI or HERSI.
XIUHCUETZIN f Aztec
A famous bearer of this name is Xiuhcuetzin, who was a Queen of Tenochtitlan.
XIUHTEZCATL m Aztec
Notable bearer is climate change activist, hip-hop artist, and Earth Guardians, a worldwide conservation organization, leader, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez/Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez.
XIUHXOCHITL f Nahuatl
Means "turquoise flower" in Nahuatl, from Nahuatl xiuhuitl
, "turquoise" and xochitl
XIWEN f & m Chinese
From Chinese 曦 (xī)
meaning "sunlight, sunshine" or 锡 (xī)
meaning "tin" combined with 文 (wén)
meaning "literary, written language" or "culture", as well as other character combinations that can form this name.
XIXI f Chinese
From the Chinese 希 (xī)
meaning "to hope, to expect, to strive for" combined with itself. Other character combinations can form this name as well.
XOB m Hmong
Means "lightning, thunder" in Hmong.
XOLOTL m Aztec and Toltec Mythology
In Aztec and Toltec mythology, Xolotl is the god of lightning who guides the dead to the Mictlan. The Aztec regard him as the twin brother of Quetzalcoatl
. As lord of the evening star and personification of Venus, he pushes the sun at sunset towards the ocean and guards her during the night on her dangerous journey through the underworld... [more]
XOSHA f African American (Rare)
American actress Xosha Roquemore (born 1984) bears this name. She was named after the Xhosa people of South Africa.
XTABAY f New World Mythology
Possibly means "female ensnarer" in Mayan. In Mesoamerican legends she was a promiscuous but good-hearted woman whereas Utz-Colel was decent but cold at heart, disgusted by the sick, poor and homeless... [more]
XUELA f Literature
Named after the fictional character Xuela Claudette Richardson in the novel, "The Autobiography of My Mother", by Jamaica Kincaid. ... [more]
XUELIANG m Chinese
From Chinese 学 (xué)
meaning "to learn, to study" combined with 良 (liáng)
meaning "good", as well as other character combinations.
XURY m Literature
Used for a character in Daniel Defoe's novel, Robinson Crusoe.