‘X-tra’ Baby Names Are a Big Trend for 2023

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According to Nameberry, baby names with the letter X are trending for 2023

The new parents of 2023 are looking for names with the X factor! Beginning, middle or end, X is without doubt the coolest letter of the moment. Interestingly, the X baby names trending right now on Nameberry are drawn from a wide variety of styles and sources. Mythological heavyweights like Abraxas and Xerxes, pop culture picks like Bellatrix and Hendrix, quirky traditionals like Felix and Maxine… The one thing that unites them is that edgy letter X.


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Even the undisputed king and queen of unconventional baby names, Elon Musk and Grimes, can’t escape this trend! Their two children are X Æ A-Xii (known as X) and Exa Dark Sideræl.

Most parents won’t go quite that far in 2023, but expect to see more of X-tra names like Beaux and Calix, Huxley and Onyx.

Abraxas
The name Abraxas is boy’s name of Persian, mythological origin.

Ajax
The name Ajax is boy’s name of Greek origin. Ajax was the strong and courageous Greek hero featured in Homer’s “Iliad,” known as Ajax the Great.

Beaux
Variation of Beau, French”handsome.”

Bellatrix
The name Bellatrix is girl’s name of Latin origin meaning “female warrior.”

Bronx
The name Bronx is boy’s name.

Calix
The name Calix is boy’s name of Greek, Latin origin meaning “chalice.”

Dixie
The name Dixie is girl’s name of Latin origin meaning “I have spoken; tenth.”

Eryx
The name Eryx is boy’s name of Greek origin. In Greek mythology, Eryx was the son of Poseidon and Aphrodite and a king in Sicily.

Felix
The name Felix is boy’s name of Latin origin meaning “happy, fortunate.”

Fox
The name Fox is both a boy’s name and a girl’s name. Fox was one of the fastest-rising boys’ names of 2016, perhaps because of the popularity of the X-Files revival.

Hendrix
The name Hendrix is both a boy’s name and a girl’s name meaning “estate ruler.”

Huxley
The name Huxley is both a boy’s name and a girl’s name of English origin meaning “inhospitable place.”

Jinx
The name Jinx is both a boy’s name and a girl’s name. Jinx, a James Bond heroine name has an ominous meaning but kinetic energy.

Lexington
The name Lexington is both a boy’s name and a girl’s name. Lexington is trending as a unisex name, used just about evenly for the genders. For Americans, it’s got a patriotic feel, given the importance of Lexington, Massachusetts in the Revolutionary War.

Maxine
The name Maxine is girl’s name of Latin origin meaning “greatest.”

Moxie
The name Moxie is girl’s name of English origin meaning “aggressive energy, know-how.”

Nixie
The name Nixie is girl’s name of German origin meaning “water nymph.”

Nyx
The name Nyx is both a boy’s name and a girl’s name of Greek origin meaning “night.”

Onyx
The name Onyx is both a boy’s name and a girl’s name meaning “onyx.”

Pax
The name Pax is both a boy’s name and a girl’s name of Latin origin meaning “peace.”

Pixie
The name Pixie is girl’s name of Celtic, Swedish, Cornish origin meaning “fairy.”

Rex
Variation of Rexanne, which is a combination of Rex and Anne.

Roux
The name Roux is both a boy’s name and a girl’s name of French origin meaning “russet.”

Trixie
The name Trixie is girl’s name of Latin origin meaning “she who brings happiness.”

Xenia
The name Xenia is girl’s name of Greek origin meaning “hospitable, welcoming.”

Xerxes
The name Xerxes is boy’s name of Persian origin meaning “hero among heroes.”

Xia
The name Xia is girl’s name of Chinese origin, meaning “hospitable, welcoming.”

Xiomara
Feminine variation of Guiomar, Spanish, Portuguese “famous in battle.”

 

Rex
Variation of Rexanne, which is a combination of Rex and Anne.

Roux
The name Roux is both a boy’s name and a girl’s name of French origin meaning “russet.”

Trixie
The name Trixie is girl’s name of Latin origin meaning “she who brings happiness.”

Xenia
The name Xenia is girl’s name of Greek origin meaning “hospitable, welcoming.”

Xerxes
The name Xerxes is boy’s name of Persian origin meaning “hero among heroes.”

Xia
The name Xia is girl’s name of Chinese origin, meaning “hospitable, welcoming.”

Xiomara
Feminine variation of Guiomar, Spanish, Portuguese “famous in battle.”

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