X - Marks the Name & Not the Spot!

Thursday, April 28, 2016



Only a few more days, to go and we are at X!

Xanthia (f)   origin - English
Xenia   (f)     hospitality, origin - Greek, Ancient Greek
Xia  (m/f)     Summer, great/grand, origin - Chinese 

Xandinho (m) Shortened form of Alexandre, origin -  Portuguese
Xavier (m)        So popular, I had to include it. origin -  English, French, Portuguese, Catalan, Spanish . The name is taken from the Basque place name Etxaberri meaning "the new house". Surname of the Jesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552) - the patron saint of the Orient and missionaries.

Xolani (m)     Peace, origin - Southern African, Zulu (love this one!)

8 comments:

  1. I love the name Xanthia. It says it's of English origin but I've never met a Xanthia in all my 47 years. I wonder if the name Cynthia is a spin-off? I know a lot of English Cynthias.

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  2. Xia would be pretty I think.

    Only X name that comes to mind is Xavier :)

    betty

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  3. Xia should be lovely to hear with that sibilant X sound that initial X has in Chinese.

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    Xavier is the name of one of my main characters.

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  5. as if one x was not enough, thanks for sharing

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  6. Interesting. Visiting from the A2Z Challenge, glad I stopped by!

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