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Gender: Female Origin of Ximena: Spanish, female variation of Spanish Ximeno, meaning uncertain Ximena's Popularity in 2017: #121

The name Ximena is a girl's name of Spanish origin. Ximena is ranked #121 on our popularity charts and discussed in our forums with posts like "Best name or combo from previous poster's signature!".

From the experts:

Ximena, sometimes spelled Jimena, is a variation of boys’ name Ximeno. Spanish origins and popularity in the Latino community have boosted this name's popularity. Ximena Diaz was the wife of the Spanish national hero known as El Cid. Several well known Latin American actresses bear this name.

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Famous People Named Ximena

Jimena "Ximena" Navarrete (Rosete), Mexican model; Miss Universe 2010
Ximena Sarinana (Rivera), Mexican singer-songwriter
Ximena Duque (Giraldo), Colombian actress and model
Ximena Diaz, wife of Spanish national hero El Cid; ruler of Valencia
Ximena Bensusan, Canadian actress
Ximena Restrepo (Gaviria), Colombian Olympic sprinter
(Carla) Ximena Herrera (Bowles), Mexican actress
(María) Ximena Abarca (Tapia), Chilean singer and actress
Ximena Armas (Fernández), Chilean painter
(Laura) Ximena Zamora (Moreano), Miss Ecuador 2005

Pop Culture References for the name Ximena

Ximena Sinfuego, character in The Fosters.


indiefendi2 Says:


Incredible to see this at #125. I can see this going to the top 100 soon and even joining the ranks of Isabella in multicultural use.

Latinalinguist Says:


I am not sure either. I like this name because of the meaning of 'listener.'

Latinalinguist Says:


The Spanish pronunciation is 'H" and the Portuguese pronunciation is "SH".

athenamay24 Says:


Wait, this says the meaning is uncertain, but that Jimena is a variation and Jimena's name page says it means listener. . . I'm not sure how that works.

TaliaCat Says:


Pretty name... I think it would be nice to pronounce the X as "sh" sound instead of "h" sound, though. It's prettier-sounding that way.