Names Starting with X

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XABImBasque
Basque diminutive of XAVIER.
XABIERmBasque, Galician
Basque and Galician form of XAVIER.
XACOBEmGalician
Galician form of JACOB (or JAMES).
XAIMEmGalician
Galician form of JAMES.
XANDEmPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of ALEXANDRE.
XANDERmDutch, English (Modern)
Short form of ALEXANDER. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by a character on the television series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' (1997-2003).
XANDINHOmPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of ALEXANDRE.
XANDRAfDutch
Short form of ALEXANDRA.
XANTHEfGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ξανθος (xanthos) meaning "yellow" or "fair hair". This was the name of a few minor figures in Greek mythology.
XANTHIAfEnglish (Rare)
Modern elaborated form of XANTHE.
XANTHIPPEfAncient Greek
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.
XANTHIPPIfGreek
Modern Greek form of XANTHIPPE.
XANTHIPPOSmAncient Greek
From the Greek elements ξανθος (xanthos) "yellow" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian general.
XANTHOSmGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek
From Greek ξανθος (xanthos) meaning "yellow". This is the name of several figures, mostly minor, in Greek mythology.
XANTImBasque
Basque form of SANTIAGO.
XAVERmGerman
German form of XAVIER.
XAVImCatalan
Catalan diminutive of XAVIER.
XAVIAfEnglish (Rare)
Modern feminine form of XAVIER.
XAVIERmEnglish, French, Portuguese, Catalan, Spanish (Archaic)
Derived from the Basque place name Etxeberria meaning "the new house". This was the surname of the Jesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552) who was borne in a village of this name. He was a missionary to India, Japan, China, and other areas in East Asia, and he is the patron saint of the Orient and missionaries. His surname has since been adopted as a given name in his honour, chiefly among Catholics.
XAVIERAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of XAVIER.
XENAfPopular Culture
Probably a variant of XENIA. This was the name of the main character in the 1990s television series 'Xena: Warrior Princess'.
XENAGORASmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek ξενος (xenos) meaning "foreign, strange" and αγορα (agora) meaning "assembly, marketplace". This was the name of a 2nd-century BC Greek historian.
XENEfGreek
Variant of XENIA.
XENIAfGreek, Ancient Greek
Means "hospitality" in Greek, a derivative of ξενος (xenos) meaning "foreigner, guest". This was the name of a 5th-century saint who is venerated in the Eastern Church.
XENOfAncient Greek
Feminine form of XENON.
XENOCRATESmAncient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Ξενοκρατης (Xenokrates), which was derived from ξενος (xenos) meaning "foreigner, guest" and κρατος (kratos) meaning "power". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Greek philosopher.
XENONmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek ξενος (xenos) meaning "foreigner, guest".
XENOPHONmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek ξενος (xenos) meaning "foreign, strange" and φωνη (phone) meaning "voice". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Greek historian.
XERXESmHistory
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.
XESÚSmGalician
Galician form of JESUS, used as a personal name.
XHAFERmAlbanian
Albanian form of JAFAR.
XIAm & fChinese
From Chinese (xià) meaning "summer, great, grand", (xiá) meaning "rosy clouds", or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
XIADANIfNative American, Zapotec
Possibly means "the flower that arrived" in Zapotec.
XIÁNmGalician
From Xulián, the Galician form of JULIAN.
XIANAfGalician
From Xuliana, the Galician form of JULIANA.
XIANGm & fChinese
From Chinese (xiáng) meaning "soar, glide", (xiáng) meaning "good luck, good omen", (xiāng) meaning "fragrant" (which is usually only feminine) or (xiāng), which refers to the Xiang River in southern China. This name can also be formed from other characters.
XIMENAfSpanish
Feminine form of XIMENO. This was the name of the wife of El Cid.
XIMENOmMedieval Spanish
Medieval Spanish or Basque name of uncertain meaning. It is possibly a form of SIMON (1), though it may in fact derive from Basque seme meaning "son".
XIMOmCatalan
Valencian diminutive of JOAQUIM.
XIMUNmBasque
Basque form of XIMENO.
XINYIm & fChinese
From Chinese (xīn) meaning "happy, joyous, delighted" or (xīn) meaning "heart, mind, soul" combined with () meaning "joy, harmony". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
XIOMARAfSpanish
Possibly a Spanish form of GUIOMAR.
XIUfChinese
From Chinese (xiù) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
XIULANfChinese
From Chinese (xiù) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" combined with (lán) meaning "orchid, elegant". This name can be formed of other character combinations as well.
XIUYINGfChinese
From Chinese (xiù) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" combined with (yīng) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". Other character combinations are possible.
XOÁNmGalician
Galician form of JOHN.
XOANAfGalician
Galician feminine form of JOHN.
XOCHIPILLImAztec and Toltec Mythology, Native American, Nahuatl
Means "flower prince" in Nahuatl. He was the Aztec god of love, flowers, song and games, the twin brother of Xochiquetzal.
XOCHIQUETZALfAztec and Toltec Mythology, Native American, Nahuatl
Means "flower feather" in Nahuatl. This was the name of the Aztec goddess of love, flowers and the earth, the twin sister of Xochipilli.
XOELmGalician
Galician form of JOEL.
XOLANImSouthern African, Zulu
Means "peace" in Zulu.
XOSÉmGalician
Galician form of JOSEPH.
XQUENDAm & fNative American, Zapotec
Means "spirit, soul, essence" in Zapotec.
XUÂNm & fVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (xuân) meaning "spring (the season)".
XUANmAsturian
Asturian form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
XUEf & mChinese
From Chinese (xuě) meaning "snow" or (xué) meaning "study, learning, school", besides other characters pronounced similarly.
XULIAfGalician
Galician form of JULIA.
XULIOmGalician
Galician form of JULIUS.
XUNm & fChinese
From Chinese (xūn) meaning "meritorious deed, rank" or (xùn) meaning "snow", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
XURXOmGalician
Galician form of GEORGE.
XWMmHmong
Means "second son" in Hmong.
XYSTOSmLate Greek
Greek form of SIXTUS.