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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 14 Views | 🔊 16 Pronunciations
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Gender: Male

Origin: Persian

Meaning: Famous Egyptian King

Pronunciation: ZURK-seez, /ˈzɜːrksiːz/, Z ER K S IY Z

Popularity Rank: #99,384

On this page:

  • 1. Xerxes Meaning
  • 2. Xerxes Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Xerxes
  • 4. Translations of Xerxes
  • 5. Xerxes Name Popularity
  • 6. Xerxes popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Xerxes
  • 8. Nicknames for Xerxes
  • 9. Xerxes Name Poster
  • 10. Names similar to Xerxes

Xerxes Meaning

Derived from Old Persian 'Khshayarsha' meaning 'ruler over heroes'. Xerxes was a famous king of Persia known for his extravagant lifestyle and military campaigns.

Xerxes also means "Famous Egyptian King, Ruler over Heroes, A powerful and regal name with Persian origins, meaning 'ruler over heroes'.".

Xerxes is commonly found in United States of America, Philippines, Singapore, and 41 more countries.

Xerxes Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: ZURK-seez

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈzɜːrksiːz/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: Z ER K S IY Z

Z: Pronounce as in "zoo" (Z UW)

ER: Pronounce as in "bird" (B ER D)

K: Pronounce as in "cat" (K AE T)

S: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

IY: Pronounce as in "see" (S IY)

Z: Pronounce as in "zoo" (Z UW)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Xerxes Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Xerxes is recorded 240 times globally, ranking it as the 99,384th most common name worldwide.

Xerxes is most prevalent in United States of America, with 51 occurrences, making it the 27,847th most popular name in the country.

In United States of America, the name Xerxes is found among 1 in every 35473 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

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This chart displays the ranking of the name Xerxes from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Xerxes

Nicknames for Xerxes

X-Man, Zerx, King X, Rexy, X-Mania, Xerxie, Xerxes the Great, Xylo, Xer, Serx

Xerxes Name Poster

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Names similar to Xerxes

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