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

The name Xan is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "defending men". Xan and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Alphabetical This or That".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Xan

Lil Xan, stage name of Diego Leanos, American rapper
Xan, stage name of Amadou Isaacs, Canadian electronic dance music producer
Xan Richard Anders Windsor, Baron Culloden (b. 2007), son of Alexander, Earl of Ulster
Alexandra "Xan" Cassavetes, American actress and director; daughter of director John Cassavetes

Pop Culture References for the name Xan

Xanthippe "Xan" Voorhees, female character on TV's "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Xan, character from the computer game "Baldur's Gate"
Xan, boss from computer game series "Unreal Tournament"
Xan, monster in the computer game "NetHack"
Xan, character in book/film "The Children of Men"
Xan, ancient race in the online game "Anarchy Online"
"Xan," book by Patrick Tilley on alien invasion
Xan, slang term for Xanax