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What does Xerxes mean?

Xerxes Pronunciation of Xerxes [xerx-es] as a boys' name is of Persian origin, and the meaning of Xerxes is "monarch". Xerxes was the title of several Persian rulers. One (in the fifth century BC) made war on the Greeks and also appears in the biblical Apocrypha as Ahasuerus, husband of Esther.

Associated with: rulers (king), war, greeks, biblical.


Creative forms:
(male) Deres, Xerxer, ..


Middle name pairings:
Xerxes Curtis (X.C.), ..

How popular is Xerxes?

Xerxes is an uncommon first name for men and an equally unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Xerxes has yet to be recorded in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ares, Aries, Arles, Barnes, Burges, Byrnes, Cortes, Delles, Denies, Dennes, Ermes, Fares, Forbes, Geddes, Georges, Hermes, Kees, Keyes, Kortes, Lewes, Narses, Parkes, Purves, Rees, Reeves, Reyes, Semmes, Xenos and Xever. These names tend to be more frequently used than Xerxes.