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Meaning & History

Probably the Latin form of the Greek name Ξύστος (Xystos) meaning "scraped, polished". This name was borne by five popes. The first pope by this name was the sixth to serve after Saint Peter, so there is a possibility that this name is in fact derived from Latin sextus "sixth".

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Other Languages & CulturesSixte(French) Sisto(Italian) Xystos(Late Greek)

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