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Origin and Meaning of Xian

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  1. A submission from Kenya says the name Xian means "Everlasting peace".
  2. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Xian means "Eternal Peace".
  3. A submission from Tennessee, U.S. says the name Xian means "First" and is of Chinese origin.
  4. A user from South Carolina, U.S. says the name Xian means "Warrior".
  5. A user from Myanmar says the name Xian is of Chinese origin and means "A worthy person.An able and virtuous person".
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  1. A city of central China; capital of ancient Chinese empire 221-206 BC

From the pinyin romanization of Chinese 西安 (Xī'ān, “Western Peace”).

  1. (sometimes proscribed) Alternative form of Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi, China.

From X as a stand-in for Ancient Greek Χ (Kh) as an initial representing Χριστος (Khristos, “Christ, the Anointed One”), q.v. In present use, a modern coinage after the model of Xmas.

  1. (sometimes derogatory or offensive) Abbreviation of Christian.

    Notable Persons Named Xian

    Notable Persons Named Xian

    Xian Lim

    Xian Lim is an actor, model (people), singing, model, and singer. Xian was given the name Alexander Xian Lim on July 12th, 1989 in San Francisco.

    Xian Zhang

    Xian was born in 1973 in Dandong.

    Xian Li

    Xian was born in 653. He breathed his last breath in 684.

    Xian Jia

    Xian Xiao

    Xian was born in 583. He passed away in 621.

    Xian Han

    He breathed his last breath in 197.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Xian

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Xian

    Dong Xian

    Dong Xian was a commander of the armed forces. Dong was born in -23. He died in -1.

    Lady Xian

    Lady was born in 512. Lady is also known as Lady of Qiaoguo and Lady Chengjing. She breathed her last breath in 602.

    Ah Xian

    Ah was born in 1960 in Beijing.

    Stella Seah Hui Xian

    Stella Seah Hui Xian is a mandopop author. She was most active from 2012 to present. Stella was born on October 28th, 1992.

    Du Xian

    Du Xian is a news anchor, professor, and news presenter. Her ongoing career started in 1982. Du was born on September 23rd, 1954 in Beijing.

    Dongmei Xian

    Dongmei was born on September 15th, 1975.


    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Xian U.S.
      White 0.86% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 97.60% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Xian

    People with the last name Xian are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Xian

  1. How Popular is the name Xian? Xian is the 20,560th most popular name of all time. As a last name Xian was the 38,050th most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Xian have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 354 babies born with the first name Xian in the United States. That's more than enough people named Xian to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Xian? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1997 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  4. When was Xian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Xian is Saturday, September 16th, 1911.
  5. What year had the most people named Xian born? The highest recorded use of the first name Xian was in 2018 with a total of 20 babies.
  6. Random Xian Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Xian is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 12 babies in California have the same name in 2012.
  7. Weird things about the name Xian: The name spelled backwards is Naix. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Axin. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Xian? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 583 people with the last name Xian.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Xian? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Xian as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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