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Gender: Female Pronunciation: ZEEN-ee-ah; SHEN-yah Meaning of Xenia: "hospitable, welcoming" Origin of Xenia: Greek

The name Xenia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "hospitable, welcoming". Xenia and is often added to lists like X Factor Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I had 8 daughters whose names started with...".

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The name of a Christian saint and a city in Ohio, Xenia is one of the more accessible and intriguing x names. It is the name of one of the Bond Girls--played by Famke Janssen in the film "GoldenEye."

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Famous People Named Xenia

Saint Xenia of St. Petersburg (born Xenia Grigoryevna Petrova), Russian woman who gave all her possessions to the poor after her husband died.
Xenia Alexandrovna, Grand Duchess of Russia
Xenia Georgievna, Princess of Russia, daughter of Grand Duke George Mihailovich
Xenia Petrovic-Njegoš, Princess of Montenegro
Xenia Andreevna Romanoff, Princess of Russia
Xenia (Edith Martinez), American pop singer
Xenia Goodwin, Australian dancer and actress
Xenia Knoll, Swiss tennis player
Xenia Stad-de Jong, Dutch Olympic sprinter
Xenia Seeberg, German actress
Xenia Gabriela Florence Sophie Iris of Saxony, actress and reality TV personality; daughter of Princess Iris of Saxony
Xenia Tchoumitcheva, Russian-Swiss model and actress
Xenia Shestova, Russian nun; mother of Tsar Michael I
Xenia Tolstoy-Miloslavsky, Countess of Tolstoy, Lady Buckhurst, Russian-British philanthropist
Xenia Margarita Anne, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg; daughter of Prince Kraft

Pop Culture References for the name Xenia

Xenia Sergeyevna Onatopp, Bond girl in film "Goldeneye"
Xenia, main character in Barbara Cartland's "Love Leaves at Midnight"
Xenia. character in Nancy Drew "Labyrinth of Lies" computer game
Xenia (Greek trans: "guest-friendship") is the ancient Greek concept of hospitality, the generosity and courtesy shown to those who are far from home. The Greek god Zeus is sometimes called Zeus Xenios in his role as a protector of travelers. The concept of Xenia is directly opposed to that of xenophobia (fear/hate towards foreigners).

Zenam, Xia, Zeena, Zyna, Xeenia, Xene, Xiomara, Zina

Xenia's International Variations

Zene, Zenina, Zena, Zenda, Zenia, Oksana, Xena, Zenna (Ukranian) Ksenia, Aksiniya, Oksanochka (Russian) Chimene (French)