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What does Xenia mean?

Xenia Pronunciation of Xenia as a girls' name is pronounced ZAYN-yah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Xenia is "guest, stranger". The New Zealand production of the TV series "Xena: Warrior Princess" has brought attention to Xena (ZEE-nah) as a girl's name.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, warrior, princess


VARIANTS Xeenia, Xena, Xia, Xiomara, Zaina, Zeena, Zena, Zenia, Zina, Zyna


(female) Ninia, ..

(male) Xenes, ..

Xenia Martha (X.M.), ..

How popular is Xenia?

Xenia is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3523 out of 4276, Top 82%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Xenia was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #1981 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2016 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Xenia name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Xenia outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Xenia ranked in the Top 2000 are Ximena (#118 LAST YEAR), Xiomara (#1020), Zaina (#1498), Xena (#1851), Zena and Zina. These relations of Xenia are at the apex of their popularity presently (MEDIAN #1498). Ximena has generally been preferred by parents, though Xiomara has become popular as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Xenia, Xena, Ximena, Xiomara, Zaina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zena, Zina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Xenia and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Xenia is alike in pronunciation to Sana, Sanna, Seana, Seanna, Sena, Siena, Sienna, Sina, Sohnia, Sonia, Sonja, Sonya, Xeni, Zana, Zanna, Zeenia, Zeenya, Zenna, Zenya, Zinia, Zinnia, Zinya, Zona, Zonia and Zuni. Other recommended sound-alike names are Belia, Betia, Celia, Cesia, Dania, Delia, Demia, Denia, Donia, Fania, Femia, Fenia, Geenia, Genia, Ginia, Hania, Hedia, Helia, Henia, Ionia, Jania, Jinia, Junia, Kecia, Kenia, Kennia, Kesia, Kevia, Leia, Leonia, Lexia, Media, Melia, Nania, Nelia, Netia, Pelia, Rania, Selia, Tania, Tesia, Tonia, Umnia, Vania, Veenia, Venia, Vinia, Xavia, Xylia and Zelia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Xenia.

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