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What does Xan mean?

Xan Pronunciation of Xan [xan] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the name Xan means "man's defender". Xan is an alternate form of Sander (German, Greek): variation of Alexander. Xan is also a derivative of Xander (Greek).

Associated with: greek, defender.


1 alternative form via Sander, Xander: Xandro.

Creative forms:
(male) Xann, Xen, ..

(female) Xani, ..

Middle name pairings:
Xan Kennedy (X.K.), ..

How popular is Xan?

Xan is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Xan is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. The only prominent alternative form of Xan (unlisted) is Xander (#207 last year). Adoption of this form of Xan was widespread among parents in 2015 (usage of 0.1%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Xander in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Xan is alike in pronunciation to Cian, Seann, Swain, Swayn, Swen, Syon, Zain, Zaine, Zan, Zane, Zann, Zayne and Zion. Other recommended names are Ban, Dan, Ean, Han, Ian, Jan, Man, Tan and Van. These names tend to be more commonly used than Xan.

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