Other Origin(s):Latin
Meaning:Of Alexandros or Alexander; Defender of man
Xan is a tough-as-nails short form for Xander, which in turn hails from Greek Alexandros and Latin Alexander. This masculine name means "defender of man," thought to spring from the ancient Macedonian ruler Alexander the Great. Nowadays, Xan brings to mind Xander Cage of the XXX film series, played by Vin Diesel, and the loveable Xander Harris from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The latter is super loyal and protective of his friends. Your Xan will surely follow suit—minus the spooky bits—and look after their pals with a heart full of courage!
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