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Gender Masculine
Usage History
Scripts Ξέρξης(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. ZURK-seez(English)

Meaning & 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.