Gender: Masculine / Feminine
Meaning: “Light, splendor, glow.”
Detail: According to the Holy Quran it means the “light of true knowledge”.
Detail: Means “growth” in Arabic.
Nicknames: Ox, Oxi, Oka, Xana, Xani
Ukrainian form of the Greek Xenia, meaning “hospitality “.
Xenia was a 5th century saint.
- Aksinya (Russian)
- Ksenia (Polish)
- Ksenija (Slovene, Croatian)
- Oksana (Ukrainian, Russian)
- Oxana (Ukrainian, Russian)
- Senja (Finnish)
- Xena (Modern)
- Xene (Greek)
- Xenia (Greek)
- Zena (English)
- Zenia (English)
Nicknames: Zu, Zuli, Zulily, Zuma, Ema
Meaning: “Able to survive.”
Pronunciation: (ZOH-suh-muhs) Listen
Nicknames: Zo, Zosi
Detail: A Greek name derived from zosimos meaning “viable” or “likely to survive”.
This was the name of several early saints and a pope.
- Sosimo (Spanish)
- Zosimo (Spanish)
- Zosimos (Ancient Greek)
- Zosimus (Ancient Greek)
- Zosime (Ancient Greek) [ZOH-suh-mee]
Detail: In the bible, this is the name of Lamech’s second wife.
Meaning: “Zinn’s flower.”
Nicknames: Zia, Zinn, Zini, Nia
Detail: The zinnia, a flower from the aster family, is named after botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn.