Top Baby Names Starting with X

Baby names starting 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.

Explore our extensive collection of baby names starting with X. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 baby names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

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  • Xavier

    Xavier originated is use as a given name after Saint Francis Xavier, cofounder of the Jesuit order, who got his name from the Spanish-Basque village where he was born. His birthplace was Javier,... Read More 

  • Ximena

    Ximena, sometimes spelled Jimena, is a variation of boys’ name Ximeno. Spanish origins and popularity in the Latino community have boosted this... Read More 

  • Xander

    Xander is a diminutive of Alexander, the Latin variation of the Greek Alexandros. Its meaning, “defending men,” is taken from the Greek roots aléxein, “to defend,” and andros,... Read More 

  • Xiomara

    The gorgeous and romantic name Xiomara popped into the Top 1000 from 2004-2011 after a contestant on America's Next Top Model increased interest in her rare name.

    Now Xiomara is back... Read More 

  • Xzavier

    With the trendiness of both X and Z, this spelling has it all. However, there's no real need for the added letter, unless you're looking for extra Scrabble points.Read More 

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