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

The name Xerxes is a boy's name of Persian origin meaning "hero among heroes". Xerxes and is often added to lists like X Factor Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I Had 8 Kids Whose Names Started With...".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Xerxes

Xerxes I and II, Kings of Persia
Xerxes, King of Armenia
Xerxes, 6th-century Sasanian prince who distinguished himself in his war against the Byzantine Empire
Xerxes de Oliveira, Brazilian music producer
Xerxes Byram Avari, Pakistani competitive sailor
Xerxes Desai, Indian businessman and entrepreneur

Pop Culture References for the name Xerxes

Xerxes Break, character in anime "Pandora Hearts"
Xerxes, pet eel of Mozenrath in Disney's Aladdin TV series.
Xerxes, boy representing X, who got eaten by mice, in The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey
Xerxes, pet falcon of Peter Griffin in an episode of TV's "Family Guy"
Xerxes, ancient civilization in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood where the entire population was mysteriously wiped out in one night
"Xerces," Song by the Deftones
"Xerxes," Composition by composer John Mackey.