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

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."

Famous People Named Xenia

Xenia Alexandrovna, Grand Duchess 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 Tchoumitcheva, Russian-Swiss model and actress
Xenia Shestova, Russian nun; mother of Tsar Michael I

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 (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)