Boy Names Starting With X
Boy names starting with X are the ultimate choice if you’re looking for a name which has the X factor — quite literally! X marks the spot in some of the hottest boys’ names of the moment: from Maxwell to Maddox and from Huxley to Hendrix. So why not choose an X-starting boy name and put that extravagant X initial squarely up front?
Along with Maxwell and Maddox, popular names for boys which contain the letter X include Jaxon and its variants, Axel, Paxton, Maximus and Knox — all in the Top 250 baby names for boys in the US. In the UK, x-ending names for boys are particularly popular, such as Max, Alex, Felix and Rex.
But if you're looking for boy names which begin with X, you’d be surprised at how many wearable options there are beyond Xavier and Xander. How about Xavi, Xen, or even Xerxes?
To see our entire exciting collection of boy names beginning with X, look below. 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.
Description: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, the name of which was derived from the Basque place name Etxeberria, meaning “castle” or “new house.” Many Americans pronounce the initial X, as in ex-ZAY-vee-er, but it's equally accepted to pronounce the name ZAY-vee-er, closer to the French pronunciation.
Origin:Diminutive of Alexander, Greek
Description: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, “men.” Zander, pronounced the same way, is an alternate spelling.