81 Baby Names That Start With X (With Meanings and Popularity)

81 Baby Names That Start With X (With Meanings and Popularity)

Baby names that start with X are extremely rare, with only five ranking among the Top 1000. The most popular name with the X initial is Xavier, one with multicultural appeal that is commonly associated with Saint Francis Xavier. For girls, the lovely Spanish name Ximena leads the pack.

Along with Xavier, the other boy names starting with X in the US Top 1000 are Xander and Xzavier. Besides Ximena, the only other girl name beginning with X in the US Top 1000 is Xiomara. Xiomara has had increased visibility in recent years from a character with the name on the TV show Jane the Virgin.

Heroic names Xenos and Xerxes are rare and attractive X-staring names for boys, as is the softer Xavier nickname Xavi. For girls, we recommend the Aztec Xochitl, vintage Xenia, or Xanthe, meaning "golden" — historically given to blonde baby girls.

Here, our full selection of names that start with X, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry.

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  1. Xander
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Alexander, Greek
    • Meaning:

      "defending men"
  2. Xavier
    • Origin:

      Basque
    • Meaning:

      "new house"
  3. Xanthe
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "golden, yellow"
  4. Xochitl
    • Origin:

      Nahuatl, Aztec
    • Meaning:

      "flower"
  5. Xerxes
    • Origin:

      Persian
    • Meaning:

      "hero among heroes"
  6. Xavi
    • Origin:

      Catalan diminutive of Xavier, Basque or Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "new house or bright"
  7. Xiomara
    • Origin:

      Feminine variation of Guiomar, Spanish, Portuguese
    • Meaning:

      "famous in battle"
  8. Xenia
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "hospitable, welcoming"
  9. Ximena
    • Origin:

      Feminization of Ximeno, Spanish
    • Meaning:

      "son"
  10. Xena
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "guest"
  11. Xolani
    • Origin:

      Zulu
    • Meaning:

      "peace"
  12. Xan
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Alexander
    • Meaning:

      "defending men"
  13. Xin
    • Origin:

      Chinese
    • Meaning:

      "beautiful, elegant, mind, soul, joyous"
  14. Xiamara
    • Origin:

      Feminine variation of Guiomar, Spanish, Portuguese
    • Meaning:

      "famous in battle"
  15. Xia
    • Origin:

      Chinese dynastic name
  16. Xen
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "meditation"
  17. Xyla
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "wood-dweller"
  18. Xaphan
    • Xela
      • Origin:

        Galician
      • Meaning:

        "angel"
    • Xanthos
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "golden-haired"