Meaning and Origin
What does the name Xerxes mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
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User Submitted Meanings
- According to a user from the United States, the name Xerxes is of Persian / Iranian origin and means "Ruler".
From Ancient Greek Ξέρξης (Xérxēs), from Old Persian 𐎧𐏁𐎹𐎠𐎼𐏁𐎠 (Xšayāršā, “ruler among kings”). Doublet of Ahasuerus.
- Xerxes I, a Persian king of the Achaemenid dynasty who reigned 485-465 BC.
- Xerxes II, a Persian king who ruled for 45 days in 424 BC before being assassinated.
- 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