One Who Hears

Ximena Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \x(i)-me-na\
Number in U.S 👶 28,000
Rate in 2021 329
Numerology 🔢 3
Name origin 🌍 Spanish

Meaning of Ximena

The name Ximena meanings and origins

The name Ximena is a female name of Spanish origin. This name means “ Hearkening “. Ximena is an old Spanish and Portuguese female equivalent of the Hebrew biblical name Simon. In modern times, the Spanish language has largely abandoned the “ X “ and replaced it with “ J “.

As this name has been used in different languages and with different origins, the names has ۲ different origins, one of them is Hebrew and the other one is Spanish that both of them means listening.


Personality of people who are named Ximena

If you are named Ximena, you are optimistic, inspiring, outgoing and expressive. People see you as cheerful? Positive and charming. Also your personality has a certain bounce and verve that do powerfully affects others that you can inspire people without effort. All of this upward energy is a symptom of your tremendous creativity. Your verbal skills may well lead you into the fields of writing, comedy m, theater and music.


Abbreviation of Ximena

X / Xenodochial 

I / Instantaneous

M / Mature

E / Excellent

N / Naughty

A / Adventurous


Popularity of the name Ximena

The name Ximena has been used in the United States ever since the year ۱۹۶۶, with over ۳۱۷۵۵ girls given the name in the past ۲۰۰ years. Ximena gained the most popularity as a baby name in ۲۰۱۳, when the usage of the name went up by ۱۳۴%. During this year ۱۹۵۷ babies were named Ximena, which was ۰.۰۵۴۲% of the baby girls born in the United States of America that year. The most the name’s popularity ever grew to was ۰.۰۷۴%, in this tear alone more than ۳۰۰۰ girls were named Ximena.


Variations of the name

There are some other spellings of the name, such as Xiomara, Xena, Xitlali, Xyla, Xenia, Xareni and Xia. But the most popular variation of the name is “ Ximena “ itself.


Famous people named Ximena

Here we have a list of people who have influenced this name’s popularity positively.

Ximena Saenz who is a Chef born in ۱۹۸۳

Ximena Duque who is a TV actress born in ۱۹۸۵

Ximena Contestant who is a pageant Contestant born in ۱۹۸۸

Ximena Sarinana who is a Pop singer born in ۱۹۸۵

Ximena Martinez who is a TV actress born in ۱۹۹۷

Ximena Lamadrid who is a TV actress born in ۱۹۹۶

As you can see in the text, most people named Ximena are girls. This name is more suitable for female. If you want to select this name for your baby boy, it is better to select the the masculine form of the name.


Similar names to Ximena

Totally, names starting with the letter “ X “ are rare and unique.

Xaawo which is mostly used in Africa

Xabi which is Galician

Xacobe which is Galician

Xanda which is Portuguese

Xandra which is Dutch

Xanthi which is Greek

The names mentioned can be selected as nicknames for Ximena.

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9/24/2022 5:11:58 PM

My name is Eva Ximena, and I also had the problem that many people pronounced it as Ex-imena, but I think that's just their problem. I simply really love my name.

9/23/2022 7:06:30 AM

My name is Ximena and i love it. My father is from Argentina and my mother is from Brasil. When'they had me they were young and wanted to come up with a funky name for me. People mispronounce my name all the time. Zimena, x-men...and a whole lot of other ways that make no sense whatsoever. the worst part about it is that people have a hard time saying it even after i say it. he-men-na. its really not that hard. or you could say she-men-na. still i love my name!

9/22/2022 12:53:14 PM

My daughter just recently had a baby girl and named her Ximena. Her transalation is "She Heard" as in she heard the lord. It is Hewbrew. It is a hard name to pronounce but one can get used to it.

9/18/2022 7:32:42 PM

Hi!!! My name is Ximena, the truth is that my name is beautiful specially in a spanish speaking country. For english speaking people is very hard to pronounce, to writte and to remember how to say it!!!but even'though it is hard for them, a good 98% love it! because it is unique (for them)not for me and inter'sting. In case you don't know the meaning is.. :THE CHOSEN ONE FROM GOD". Ximena was a queen in Spain. I hope this info helps. I love my name but I dont think I will name my daughter Ximena in USA because of the trouble that brings... one more things.... Ximena's are happy,fun,always laugh, they like sweets and music, specially to sing!!!

9/17/2022 1:48:46 AM

My name is also Ximena, my mother gave me this name and from the beginning she wanted that all people would write this name with "X" because at the time I was born there were more "J"imenas than "X"imenas and my mom wanted to make a difference. I have several nicknames which derive from my original name: these are "Mena", "Nena", "Nen'ta" (now you can guess that I am from Colombia), and "Men'ta". Ximena Polania

9/16/2022 7:17:52 AM

my name is Ximena, I'm from Chile, I live in U.S.A. I have no problem with people not knowing how to say my name, because the X and because its diferent, you know how some people are...they see diferent & they freak out.

9/12/2022 3:04:54 AM

OK girls! This is the history of "Ximena" name. As some one claimed in one of these comments, the name is taken from the book El Cid Campeador, very important book from the'spainish literature. Do a google search and learn more. The pronunciation and spelling: the original name is spelled with ıXı. The'spanish language has a lot influence from the Arabic language (due to invasions in the past), as the Arabs couldnıt pronounce the ıXı, all the words starting by it, changed to ıJı (ıHı in English). This is the reason of finding: Jimena, Mejico, Javier, Jimenez. When you pronounce the ıXı for the'spanish speaking people, it is the'same than ıcsı, similar to ıccı, try conexiın, Mexico. Fort he English speaking people it would be ıksı. Ximena is a very special name, it is my name. I have traveled the world and in everywhere I have got peopleıs attention and compliments.

9/11/2022 11:30:20 AM

I have the name ximena and its a trip. Lots of people sometimes have trouble saying my name. Its pronounced (he-men-uh) and people will say xzimena, and other crazy things i cant even comprehend.

9/8/2022 6:15:44 PM

People have a hard time pronouncing my name but I LOVE IT!! It's UNIQUE and rare just like my character! I'm Colombian and I recommend it for anyone who is not looking for they're child to be just like every Ashley or Maria in class. DIFFERENT and SPECIAL!!!

8/18/2022 9:15:36 AM

I taught Spanish language, literature and history at the University of Hawaii and had a particular love of things I named my daughter Ximena. In the history of the language the 12th century pronunciation was X = "sh". As the language developed, the X came to have the "huh" sound of the current letter "J" in Spanish. Since there was no need for two letters to carry the'same sound, the X basically disappeared except in archaic spellings. Ximena = she-may-nah became Ximena = hee-may-nah and more frequently "he-may-na" became Jimena. My daughter loves her name as does anyone who hears it and learns of its wonderful history.

8/14/2022 11:00:54 AM

All my life nobody called me by my real name ether was x-mine or x-e-mena it gets me mad when people dont get it right I just tell them to call me mena but I still love my name I wouldent chance it for the world.

7/28/2022 10:55:30 AM

I have a friend named Ximen. I think It's a beautiful name & very unique. You all saying that you dont like itare crazy! I would love to have a name that not many people have. my last name is Catron & no one ever ever ever pronounces it right *Catch-Ron*. So what if people can't pronounce long as your friends & family any anyone else that matters can, dont worry about it!

6/28/2022 10:49:12 AM

My name is also Ximena (Za-me-na) I am 40 years old living in the US, Indianapolis, IN. I grew up having my name mispronounced all the time by everyone, sometimes foreigners would be able to say it better but would always say it like hee-meh-na. I have always loved my name because it was unique and am almost always told how beautiful and different it is. I can't shed any light on it original origin or meaning but am open'to find out. i've nicked-named myself "Z" to indicate that my name is pronounced with the "Z" sound and not the "H".

6/28/2022 12:45:18 AM

hello everybody ... mi nombre es ximena y soy de Colombia, creo que mi nombre es hermoso y a la gente le agrada a pesar de no saber como es su pronunciacion ...

6/13/2022 12:08:24 PM

yeah this is my name too and its kool cause people really dont know how to say it lol

5/19/2022 12:00:18 AM

I absolutely adore this name. It's my beautiful daughter's name. People can't pronounce it correctly, but I love looking it when I write it. It's unique just like my little girl!

4/26/2022 7:28:30 PM

When I first named my son Jack (and he was an infant) people would say "wow what a cool name...only old men are named Jack." Now we are seeing more "Jacks" around..its making a comeback.

4/19/2022 8:56:42 PM

My name is Ximena and many people pronounce it wrong, I have found that for english speakers it is easy to tell them that the correct pronounciation is He-me-na

4/1/2022 11:54:54 AM

Inter'stingly if you pronounce the first half of "Ximena" - which sound like "Hime" it will translate to "Princess" in Japanese ;)

3/19/2022 4:34:48 AM

Hello All, my name is Ximena pronounced za-me-na and I was born in June of 1982. I love my name but hate it when it is mispronounced by saying xzemena so I go by Z which is just as cool as my name.

3/15/2022 12:50:42 AM

Hi! My name is Chemeine. It is the French version of Ximena. I was born in 1980 - the'same year that the movie "El Cid" came out. Sophia Loren played Ximena - her name was actually Dona Ximena (pronounced Don-ya He-meh-nah) and she was indeed El Cid's wife. My father loved the name, and chose the French version of Ximena for me -- Chemeine. My name is pronounced Sha-mane.

2/28/2022 11:12:36 PM

my name is ximena,people can never pronounce it right and often say simina lol. its so funny. but i love my name is very unique.

2/8/2022 6:15:36 PM

Many people want to spell it Jimena to make it a Mexican sounding name, most people pronounce it Zee-mina. The correct way to pronounce it is He-man-na

1/24/2022 12:21:54 AM

My daugther is 5 years old and she was worried about her named, because she is learning about begining sounds and reading and she asked me. why her daddy and me called her ximena with x ?and I was trying to explain her that ximena is a beautiful name and where it comes from and all the explanation that we can give to her, but we are working on that now, because some friends of the'school bother her and she is only in kindergarten.

1/5/2022 8:00:54 AM

Ximena is my name, and I don't care if people can't pronounce it.

12/7/2021 1:11:24 PM

my 2 year old daughter's name is Ximena..somepeople can say it..most everybody call her "Mena"...i wanted 2 name my daughter a unique...besides i know to many brittany's as it is now...

12/5/2021 6:17:24 AM

i dont know anybody with the'same name as me . some people can make fun of me. but its ok.when i have a substatute the'subtatute cant say my name'so i have to interup her and say what my real name is. And you pronounce my name as hemena.

12/3/2021 6:42:36 AM

i love my name, no body has it, and so far only pretty girls have it

9/23/2021 11:33:18 AM

Ximena is the name of El Cid's wife. The poem of El Cid Campeador tells the'story of Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, a central figure in the'struggle between Christianity and Islam in medieval Spain. The annonymous poem written about El Cid, tells of his conquests and stuggles as a military and folk hero. My mother was reading this book while pregnant and decided to use Ximena if she had a girl. I was born in Argentina, so as a child I never had a problem with pronunciation, but English speakers just don't have the "X" sound mastered and i've been called anything from Exemena, Eximia all the way to Zenia! I still love my name and after reading the poem and history of El Cid, I'm proud to have it. My family has always pronounced the X as an S sound, so my name has always been See-men-a.

8/29/2021 10:24:00 AM

I had a friend in high school with this name. She pronounced it with a Z like Zimena but of course with an x. She was Philippians. I always liked it. Its unique & i like unique names.

8/27/2021 3:23:42 PM

My mother was a literature teacher in Chile and she chose the name because of 'El poema del mio Cid'. When I'moved to live in Australia they called me every name under the'sun to avoid the confrontation of saying my name. THe X in my country of origin is soft so I tell people to say it He-man-a. They always tell me the name is original, unique, soft in sound, sexy and very feminine, and some people have never heard of it before. I wouldn't change it as my personality wouldn't be the'same!

7/20/2021 6:54:18 AM

Ximena is my best friend's name and It's the most beautiful name in the whole world


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Ximena?
The origin of the name Ximena is Spanish.
*️⃣ How many people are named Ximena?
Almost 28000 people are named Ximena.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Ximena?
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