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Gender Feminine
Scripts Ξανθίππη(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. KSAN-TEEP-PEH(Classical Greek)
zan-TIP-ee(English)
zan-THIP-ee(English)
  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Feminine form of XANTHIPPOS. This was the name of the wife of Socrates. Because of her supposedly argumentative nature, the name has been adopted (in the modern era) as a word for a scolding, ill-tempered woman.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesXanthippi(Greek)
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classic   formal   upper class   urban   devious   strong   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Greece: September 23

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Sources & References

  1. Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, available from https://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/publications/.
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