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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People think this name is

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Name Days

Greece: September 23


Sources & References

  1. Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, available from
Entry updated May 29, 2020