Origin:Spanish
Popularity:329
Meaning:one who hears
Pronounced hee-MEYN-ah, Ximena is a girls' name derived from the Hebrew boys' name Simeon, which means "one who hears.” It’s extremely popular in Spanish-speaking nations like Mexico. In the 11th century, the wife of the Spanish military hero El Cid was named Ximena; upon his death, she took over as ruler. Her role In history helped popularize the name. Today several well-known Spanish-speaking actresses bear the name (which can also be spelled Jimena), including Ximena Navarrete of Mexico and Ximena Herrera of Bolivia.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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