Xerxes name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Xerxes

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  1. According to a user from the United States, the name Xerxes is of Persian / Iranian origin and means "Ruler".
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From Ancient Greek Ξέρξης (Xérxēs), from Old Persian 𐎧𐏁𐎹𐎠𐎼𐏁𐎠 (Xšayāršā, “ruler among kings”). Doublet of Ahasuerus.

  1. Xerxes I, a Persian king of the Achaemenid dynasty who reigned 485-465 BC.
  2. Xerxes II, a Persian king who ruled for 45 days in 424 BC before being assassinated.
  3. A male given name from Old Persian mainly applied to historical and fictional characters.

Xerxes was also found in the following language(s): Catalan and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Xerxes

Notable Persons Named Xerxes

Xerxes I

Xerxes I is a monarch. He holds the title Pharaoh of Egypt, King of Kings, King of Persia, Pharaohof Egypt, and List of monarchs of Persia. He was most active from 486 to present.

Xerxes LaVey

Xerxes was given the name Satan Xerxes Carnacki LaVey by his parents Anton LaVey and Blanche Barton on November 1st, 1993 in United States.

Xerxes II

Xerxes II is a monarch. He holds the title King of Kings of Persia, Pharaoh of Egypt, List of monarchs of Persia, and List of pharaohs. His career lasted from -424 to -424.


Xerxes is a monarch. He holds the title King of Sophene & Commagene and King ofSophene&Commagene. He was most active from 228 to present.

Xerxes Byram Avari

Xerxes was born on August 29th, 1968.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Xerxes

Notable Persons With the Last Name Xerxes


Xerxes is a monarch. He holds the title King of Sophene & Commagene and King ofSophene&Commagene. He was most active from 228 to present.


Fun Facts about the name Xerxes

  • How Popular is the name Xerxes? Xerxes is the 27,028th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Xerxes have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 210 babies born with the first name Xerxes in the United States. That's more than enough people named Xerxes to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Xerxes? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Xerxes first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Xerxes is Tuesday, July 5th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Xerxes born? The highest recorded use of the first name Xerxes was in 2018 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Xerxes: The name spelled backwards is Sexrex. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Exserx. How do you pronounce that?
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