ZEEN-ee-ah; SHEN-yah
"hospitable, welcoming"

Xenia Origin and Meaning

The name Xenia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "hospitable, welcoming".

The name of a Christian saint and a city in Ohio, Xenia is one of the more accessible and intriguing x names. It is the name of one of the Bond Girls--played by Famke Janssen in the film "GoldenEye."

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Famous People Named Xenia

  • Saint Xenia of St. Petersburg (born Xenia Grigoryevna Petrova)Russian woman who gave all her possessions to the poor after her husband died.
  • Xenia AlexandrovnaGrand Duchess of Russia
  • Xenia GeorgievnaPrincess of Russia, daughter of Grand Duke George Mihailovich
  • Xenia PetrovicNjegoš, Princess of Montenegro
  • Xenia Andreevna RomanoffPrincess of Russia
  • Xenia (Edith Martinez)American pop singer
  • Xenia GoodwinAustralian dancer and actress
  • Xenia KnollSwiss tennis player
  • Xenia Stadde Jong, Dutch Olympic sprinter
  • Xenia SeebergGerman actress
  • Xenia Gabriela Florence Sophie Iris of Saxonyactress and reality TV personality; daughter of Princess Iris of Saxony
  • Xenia TchoumitchevaRussian,Swiss model and actress
  • Xenia ShestovaRussian nun; mother of Tsar Michael I
  • Xenia TolstoyMiloslavsky, Countess of Tolstoy, Lady Buckhurst, Russian,British philanthropist
  • Xenia Margarita AnnePrincess of Hohenlohe,Langenburg; daughter of Prince Kraft
  • Xenia KilianovaSlovakian rhythmic gymnast

Xenia in Pop Culture

  • Xenia Sergeyevna OnatoppBond girl in film "Goldeneye"
  • Xeniamain character in Barbara Cartland's "Love Leaves at Midnight"
  • Xenia. character in Nancy Drew "Labyrinth of Lies" computer game
  • Xenia (Greek trans: "guestfriendship") is the ancient Greek concept of hospitality, the generosity and courtesy shown to those who are far from home. The Greek god Zeus is sometimes called Zeus Xenios in his role as a protector of travelers. The concept of Xenia is directly opposed to that of xenophobia (fear/hate towards foreigners).