Gender: Male Pronunciation: zan Meaning of Xan: "defending men" Origin of Xan: Diminutive of Alexander

Xan Origin and Meaning

The name Xan is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "defending men".

With the plethora of Alexes around, Xan (and Xander) have emerged as hot new nicknames for Alexander. Xan also stands well on its own. It can be found--not surprisingly--in several computer games.

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danirose01 Says:



Mel Says:


My name's Xanthe and a common nickname for that is Xan - I'd think this name would be more unisex than anything.