Xenia: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Xenia

Xenia

Pronunciation: ZEE-nee-ə, KSAYN-yə (key)

Origin of the name Xenia:

Derived from the Greek xenia (hospitality), which is from xenos (a guest, stranger).

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Ksenia, Oxana, Kseniya, Oksana

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Comments and insights on the name Xenia: | Edit

My daughters name is pronounced Sh-e-nya. After people ask twice how to say it they always comments on how beautiful a name it is.

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A friend of mine has this name. My niece also named her daughter Xenia.

Nicknames for Xenia: | Edit

Senia, Senja, Janie, Shane, Nia

Meanings and history of the name Xenia: | Edit

(Greek: ξενία, xenía)is the Greek concept of hospitality, or generosity and courtesy shown to those who are far from home. It is often translated as "guest-friendship" (or "ritualized friendship")

Famous real-life people named Xenia: | Edit

Saint Xenia of Rome (5th century)
Saint Xenia of Petersburg
Saint Xenia of Peloponnesus
Xenia Seeberg, German actress from the TV show "Lexx"
Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia, sister of Nicholas II
Xenia Ali-Hindi pop singer
Xenia Prieto first runner-up in Miss Earth Venezuela 2006
Xenia Siamas Actress and Model
Xenia Tchoumitcheva Model
Xenia, contestant on TV Show, "The Voice"

Xenia in song, story & screen: | Edit

Xenia Onatopp, character in the 1995 James Bond movie "Goldeneye".

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