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Gender: Male Meaning of Xanthus: "golden-haired" Origin of Xanthus: Greek, variation of Xanthos

The name Xanthus is a boy's name meaning "golden-haired". Xanthus and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Blond and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Usually spelled XANTHOS, this alternate name for APOLLO has a noble sound (pronounced ZHAN-thos) and can always be shortened to Xan.

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Famous People Named Xanthus

Xanthus, Greek philosopher
Xanthus, ancient Turkish logographer who wrote a history of Lydia
Xanthus Pagninius, Dominican, philologist and Biblical scholar
Xanthus Russell Smith, American artist
Xanthus, horse of Achilles in Greek mythology

Pop Culture References for the name Xanthus

Feminine equivalent: Xanthe