Xavier

Xavier comes from the name of a Basque place name, Etxeberria meaning “the new house” and is also a Portuguese and Catalan surname originating from the given name. Origin: Basque Variants: Zavier (English) Xavior (English) Xzavier (English) Javier (Spanish) Xabier (Basque, Galician) Saveriu (Corsican) Xaver (German) Saverio (Italian) Ksawery (Polish)   Female forms: Xaviera (English) Javiera…

Xoel

Xoel (the x is pronouced like a sh sound; Forvo) is the Galician form of Joel, which comes from Hebrew Yo’el meaning “Yahweh is God”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Joel (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish) Yoel (Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew) Yo’el (Hebrew) Ioel (Biblical Greek) Iohel (Biblical Latin) Joël (French, Dutch) Gioele (Italian)  

Xenon

Xenon is an Ancient Greek male name meaning “foreigner, guest” from Ancient Greek xenos (foreigner; stranger, guest) which seems likely to be derived from a Pre-Greek origin. Xenon is also the name of a chemical element. Origin: Ancient Greek Female forms: Xeno (Ancient Greek) Xena (English) Xenia (Greek, Ancient Greek) Zena (English) Zeena (English) Zenia (English…

Xylia

Xylia is a female name based on Ancient Greek xýlo meaning “wood”. It derives from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Xyla (Greek) Zylia (English) Zyla (English)   Male forms: Xylon (Greek) Zylon (English)  

Xarles

Xarles is the Basque form of Charles which derives from Germanic Karl from Proto-Germanic *karilaz meaning “free man”, used to refer to men who were not thralls or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society so it connotes the idea of a free man. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Charles (English, French)  

Xena

Xena is a variant of Xenia, an Ancient Greek female name meaning “hospitality” from Greek xenos (foreigner, guest). In ancient Greece, xenia was the Greek concept of hospitality towards strangers or friends. It was even an important aspect to the Greek gods, one of the epithets accorded to the god Zeus being Zeus Xenios, the protector of guests and the patron of…

Xerxes

Xerxes (pr. zurk-seez) is the Greek form of Persian Khshayarsha meaning “ruler over heroes” or “ruler among kings” or even “hero among heroes”. Origin: Old Persian Variants: Khshayarsha (Ancient Persian) Khashayar (Persian) Ahasuerus (Hebrew)  

Xylander

Xylander seems to have originated as a surname made up of Greek elements xylon (wood, forest) and andros (man) meaning “wood man” or “man of the forest”. It was the surname of Wilhelm Holtzman (a German classic scholar in the 16th century) who changed his last name to Xylander which translates into the same meaning as Holtzman, though whether he…

Xander

Xander is a short form of Alexander, derived from Greek Alexandros meaning “defending men” or “defender of men” from Greek elements alexo (to defend, help) and aner (man). Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Zander (English) Alexander   Female forms: Xandra (English)