Gender: Male Pronunciation: Zerks-eeze Meaning of Xerxes: "hero among heroes" Origin of Xerxes: Persian

Xerxes Origin and Meaning

The name Xerxes is a boy's name of Persian origin meaning "hero among heroes".

The two X's may be a challenge for even the most intrepid baby namer. Xerxes was the name of two early kings of Persia and the Handel opera Serse or Xerxes is loosely based on Xerxes I.

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Renee5322 Says:


I'm a huge proponent of this name. It's just the coolest. I mean, it's got TWO X's! Plus it's historical!

aaronburrsir Says:


Satan Xerxes was the name of Anton LaVey's (founder of the Church of Satanism) son.

Also good to remember that this was the name of an actual person and not just a character from 300.

Ccppww Says:


Do you want your son to be like the guy from 300, though?? :)

I kind of like it, but the suggested nickname of 'Zerk' is just begging for trouble. Come on, Nameberry! Zerk the jerk?

RoddyThlayli Says:


Very sci-fi, in a cool way.

Zelliew Says:


It is certainly a strong name

headintheclouds Says:


Xerxes is a total guilty pleasure of mine. Objectively I know it's a really out-there daring name, but part of my name-nerd self thinks: this is an ancient historic name with roots, it's unique, handsome and distinguished sounding while also having a futuristic adventuristic type of charm- why not? The X-s are cool, it looks like Xavier, it can totally be pulled off! (Yeah, no- maybe just that guy from 300 :b I should just stick to Leonidas- while elaborate, it's still usable)