Xiomara and Xochipilli

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Xiomara is one of my favouritest female X names, from one of my favouritest letters. Getting the chance to use an X name besides the tired old Xavier is like finding a needle in a haystack, so why not go for it every time you have the chance? Xiomara, pronounced ZEE-o-mara or SEE-o-mara, may be an old Spanish form of Guiomar, which in turn is derived from Wigmar, a Germanic name meaning “famous battle.”

Xochipilli, pronounced Shok-ih-PIL-ee, is, as can probably be deduced from the spelling, an Aztec (Nahuatl) name. The original bearer was the god of games, love, flowers, song, beauty, and art, and the twin brother of Xochiquetzal. The name means “flower prince.”

Xochipilli was also one of the deities responsible for fertility and agricultural produce, the patron of writing and painting (as Chicomexochitl and Macuilxochitl), and, according to some sources, the patron of male prostitutes and gay people. He’s depicted as wearing an oyohualli talisman, a teardrop-shaped pendant made from mother-of-pearl.

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4 comments on “Xiomara and Xochipilli

  1. Chrys Fey says:

    Xiomara is pretty. I can see why it’s your favouritest. 🙂 The only female X name I ever knew was Xena. 😛

  2. Great choices. I like the meaning of that name, Flower Prince.
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  3. jazzfeathers says:

    Hey, not easy finding X names. These two are good 🙂

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