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

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.

Famous People Named Xan

Xan Richard Anders Windsor, Baron Culloden (born 2007) - son of Alexander, Earl of Ulster (and his wife, the former Dr. Claire Alexandra Booth)
Xan, Canadian electronic dance music producer
Alexandra "Xan" Cassavetes, American actress and director

Pop Culture References for the name Xan

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