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Gender: Female Pronunciation: ZAN-thee Meaning of Xanthe: "golden, yellow" Origin of Xanthe: Greek

The name Xanthe is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "golden, yellow". Xanthe and is often added to lists like Mythology Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop you least favourite (girls with middles)".

From the experts:

X marks the spot in names these days, usually at the middles or ends of names, but here is one that puts it squarely up front.

This exotic name, which, like all Greek names beginning with 'x' is pronounced as if it were a 'z', is derived from the Greek word for the color yellow. A Homeric epithet of Demeter, Xanthe, which arose as a name for a blonde, conjures up an image of an exotic, other-worldly being.

Xenia is another alluring "X' name, this one meaning 'hospitality.

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Famous People Named Xanthe

Xanthe Eleanora Marie Davina Elbrick, English actress
Xanthe Huynh, American voice actress

Pop Culture References for the name Xanthe

Xanthe, character in The Golden Hour (Maiya Williams)
Xanthe, character in Stardust (Linda Chapman)
Xanthe Canning, character on Australian TV soap Neighbours

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