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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Ximena
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Ximena in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Ximena:
Records indicate that 10,730 girls in the United States have been named Ximena since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,459 people in the U.S. were given the name Ximena. Those people are now 8 years old.
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Comments about the name Ximena
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90 Positive Comments
"I have seen new teachers see my name on paper during attendance and actually skip it, but that makes me smile because it makes them feel bad. ;)" Dec. 30, 2015:
"That's going to be my baby girls name cant decide on Sophia Ximena or Ximena Sophia ? Any suggestions ?" Jun. 15, 2014:
"My name is Ximena and I am 100% Chilean. I pronounce my name as he-men-a(which is the spanish way for saying it) or he-may-na (which is a more an American way to say it). Both ways I like and I have two nicknames. Xime (he-may)which is what my family calls me and Mena(may-na) which is what my friends and my little sister call me." Jun. 22, 2013:
"I will be naming my baby girl Sophia Ximena. What do you think?" Nov. 21, 2011:
my name is Ximena pronounced za-me-na and I was born in June of 1970. 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." Feb. 20, 2011:
"my name is Ximena and I find it so cute and not common! its pronounced he-me-na but in usa they pronounce it zimena jaja! my nickname is xime love it!!" Jan. 9, 2011:
"if i have a daughter i will definatley name her ximena:) i heard it in a song i absolutely fell in love with it. and i think its pronounce He me na well i like it better that way." Jan. 7, 2011:
"I named my daughter "Ximena" that was born 07/29/10 and she is as beautiful as her name." Dec. 8, 2010:
"Ximena is my name i pronouce it Zim-in-uh...I was named from a great aunt that was born excatly 100 years before me" Jun. 25, 2010:
"We named our daughter Ximena, but we pronounce it Zi-mee-nah. She also gets called Zi-meh-nah and Hi-meh-nah, at school, but we love her name, and so does she. We call her Xim (zim) for short :-)" Jun. 15, 2010:
"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"." Jun. 13, 2010:
"Hey well my name is also XIMENA & I LOVE MY NAME!!!WELL ITS MINE & I DONT KARE WHaT OTHERS THINK ABOUT IT im very proud i was named this & jus like its half meaning of princess !" Apr. 16, 2010:
"Hey well my name is also XIMENA & I LOVE MY NAME!!!WELL ITS MINE & I DONT KARE WHaT OTHERS THINK ABOUT IT im very proud i was named this & jus like its half meaning of princess !" Apr. 16, 2010:
"I LOVE MY NAME ITS POSITIVELY BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE MY MOM BECAUSE SHE CHOSE THAT NAME FOR ME. ITS COOL, BECAUSE NO OTHER NAMES AROUND HERE BEGIN WITH AN X. MY NICKNAMES ARE : XIMENITA, XIME, XIMENINI, AND XIMENSTER. I THINK MY NAME REFLECTS WHO I AM. MY NAME IS UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL, AND SO AM I." Feb. 2, 2010:
"i absolutely love my name, its the best, people always remember me cause of my unique name which kind of reflects on my personality. I think its a beautiful and a lovely name, i love my mum for picking it, i never ever got teased about it- at all, people just complimented it as they found it to be different and in some ways better than the ordinary 'emily' or whatever. anyways most people here cant pronounce it, some say zee-me-na others pronounce it with an 's' which is also ok, si-me-na and it can also be he-me-na. i havent many people with my name, i know someone who named their baby with my name because they loved it so much and thought it was special. my nicknames are mena,ximi, xime, ximenita (little ximena) and just X. just an adorable name..." Jan. 16, 2010:
"Love it and its pronounced He-men-uh.I'm Mexican-American and that's the way we say it.It all depends from what part of Mexico you are how you'll pronounce it but its not "chee" at the beginning.Lovely name." Sep. 5, 2009:
"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." Jul. 31, 2009:
"My name is Jimena. Pronounced He-men-uh. Growing up I used to hate it because no one could pronounce it and I used to get embarrassed that I had such a strange name. I have grown to LOVE my name. It's so unique and everyone who ears it says it's such a beautiful name. I have so many nicknames the most common one being Mena. I never understood why people I barely met would always remember me, but now I know that it's because my name is so uncommon that it seems to stick with people!" Jul. 30, 2009:
"Interestingly if you pronounce the first half of "Ximena" - which sound like "Hime" it will translate to "Princess" in Japanese ;)" Jul. 14, 2009:
"I know someone from Spain by this name "Ximena" at first i didn't know how to pronounce the "Xi-"!! self explained - to me - as I am not a native English speaker ;P..but when i first heard it I loved it, there is something special about..He-mi-nah, so soft that makes you want to repeat it over and over..the meaning fits her too "hear/listen" :)" Jul. 11, 2009:
"funny, my gf's name is ximena. her cousin calls her "xie" pronounced like che (it means shoe in chinese), her chilean parents call her he-men-uh, i introduce her as ximena, like the "he-men's women haters club" in little rascals but people don't remember that. I call her "the 'mener" or poohbear-ula. i love her and her beautiful name. but, like humbert humbert, there was a predecessor, yxta maya, when i was seven." Jun. 2, 2009:
"my name is ximena but we pronounce it like gimena with a very soft g it sounds very sexy i love my name i,m from ecuador but i live in belgium" May. 27, 2009:
"Years ago I knew someone by the name Ximena (the X is pronounced as a slightly aspirated H, so Hee-MENN-a). I have loved this name ever since. It goes way way back in Spain, right to the Middle Ages, and in French it is "Chimene." I have heard this name is ultimately from Hebrew "Shimon," so the meaning is something about "hearing" or "heard," and the name is related to the much more common "Simone."" May. 25, 2009:
"My Middle Name Is Ximena.
And Yes, It Is A Little Different,
But Tzetzi Is Even More Different.
My First Name Is Tzetzi,
And My Middle Name Is Ximena.
Talk About Unique.
=]" Apr. 10, 2009:
"i love it! i am looking fo cool girl's names like it! have any recomendations?" Mar. 27, 2009:
"I love the name Ximena. Its a very unique name to have. Its my name as well. When some people have never met me and see my name they pronounce it wrong and i cant help but laugh. My name is pronounced Zi-mean-a adn i love it. Its a rare name to have and its awesome to have your name starting with an X. Not only does it look great when you write you can come up with a myriad of nick names to make it shorter and easier to remember. I just love it!" Jan. 21, 2009:
"my niece is named Ximena and we call her Hemi or X....everyone always comments on it...they love it" Dec. 17, 2008:
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 ýXý. The Spanish language has a lot influence from the Arabic language (due to invasions in the past), as the Arabs couldnýt pronounce the ýXý, all the words starting by it, changed to ýJý (ýHý in English). This is the reason of finding: Jimena, Mejico, Javier, Jimenez. When you pronounce the ýXý for the Spanish speaking people, it is the same than ýcsý, similar to ýccý, try conexiýn, Mexico. Fort he English speaking people it would be ýksý. Ximena is a very special name, it is my name. I have traveled the world and in everywhere I have got peopleýs attention and compliments." Dec. 3, 2008:
"it's actually HE Men na if you spell it with an X or J, i dunno where you get the "Chee" from?" Nov. 4, 2008:
"my girlfriend's name is ximena and I started talking to her because I saw her name on an attendance sheet in class. It starts with an X! I pronounce it jimena, but in portuguese you get to say shimena! Very good name" Nov. 1, 2008:
"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." Sep. 14, 2008:
"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!" Aug. 28, 2008:
"its the best name anyone could have.its my name and no-one can say it right its so annoying but i love it its so unique.see our mums spanish and our dads a newzealander [kiwi].no-one at school can say it.the teachers say. x meena." Aug. 24, 2008:
"My name is Ximena (Chee-men-ah). No one has pronounced it right the first time...But i love my name I am chicana and native american (chicanindia). The Ch sound comes from how the Mexica pronounce the "X". Your name defines who you are and if you don't love your name how can you love yourself. I have always loved my name even when i was little...it made me unique and special and as such people tend to describe me as such. Give your daughters unique names and teach them to love it...it is the best gift a mother can give :-)" Aug. 15, 2008:
"el nombre de mi hija es XIMENA y yo creo que es un nombre maravilloso aunque la gente no pueda promunciarlo correctamente, pero a nosotros no nos importa" Jul. 24, 2008:
"LOL.... Well I Absolutly love my name, Ximena.... Ahhh so sexy and exotic. Most people really can't seem to grasp its pronounciation but once they do instantly they remember me for life. I would say my name makes me different and it is funny because I love to listen and that seems to be the meaning of this great name.... LISTENER." Jul. 24, 2008:
"My name is CHIMENE and it was a very difficult name to grow up with here in the Philippines. I hated it when I was a kid, nevermind the charming stories my dad gave me about where he got it (El Cid.)
But now, I have come to grow into my name, and it has come to suit me perfectly." Jul. 24, 2008:
"I love it!! it's different and unique to people who don't speak spanish!" Jun. 12, 2008:
"i love that name because the girl i love is named ximena villegas" May. 23, 2008:
"Ximena is my name, and I don't care if people can't pronounce it." May. 15, 2008:
"I LOVE MY NAME! IT'S UNIQUE JUST LIKE ME! I'VE MET PEOPLE WITH THE NAME SIMILAR TO MINE: "JIMENA" HEE-MEN-A BUT NEVER "XIMENA" CEE-MEN-A. TO ME, IT'S EXOTIC AND SEXY! I LOVE IT! IF YOU WANT A RARE NAME FOR YOUR BABY GIRL THEN THIS IS DEFINITELY THE WAY TO GO!" May. 1, 2008:
"My daughter is Ximena. We don't say it with an H, we say it with a Z. She is as wonderful as her name and so far we have not met another Ximena. I glad to see so many others with this unique name." Apr. 28, 2008:
"It's fun to watch the teachers squirm when they find my name on the list." Apr. 25, 2008:
"I am full Mexican and it can also be pronounced "Cia" (long C) and not with an "H" for the X.
An example is the name Xiomara, it is pronounced "Cio-mara", with a long C, like saying aloud the initials C.O.
This is my future baby girl's name, should I have a girl...haha." Apr. 15, 2008:
"omg ilove my name its unique!! even though its hard to pronounce it all my friends think its cool and so do my teachers but they still have some trouble with my name yeah but whatever i dont blame them im from peru and as i said i love my name so much
i like that nono of my friends dont have the same name i dont get mistaken for someone else by my name only sometimes cause some of my friends and i look-a-like" Mar. 31, 2008:
"i love my name even if people have trouble pronoucing it!!! =]" Mar. 31, 2008:
"I named my daughter Ximena. I had always seen the name spelled with a J. I then met a little girl named Ximena, and fell in love with the name. People always pronounce it incorrectly, or spell it wrong. I enjoy saing, " Her name is Ximena, with an X." Mar. 28, 2008:
"I once knew someone by this name, spelled this way. I just love it!" Mar. 8, 2008:
"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!!!" Mar. 4, 2008:
"my name is ximena and people think it sounds like a mexican drug" Jan. 20, 2008:
"My name is Ximena and there are so many people that pronounce it wrong. I'm actually surprised if a person says it right on the first try. I love my name though!" Dec. 22, 2007:
"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." Dec. 20, 2007:
"yeah people do pronounce it wrong but i also think that its a beautiful name and no i havent met anyone else with the same name even though i know there is people with this mane but i make that name look better than anybody else" Dec. 14, 2007:
"My wife and I named our daughter "Ximena". We like the uniqueness and people love it once we explain how to pronounce it. The "X" makes it hard for people." Nov. 12, 2007:
"The letter "X" had an influence from the arabic language and that is why the pronunciation of all the "X" became "J" in Spanish or "H" in English. Per example, Mexico, Mejico, Javier, Xavier, Ximena, Jimena. Therefore, the old phonetic pronunciation is "ks", and the most common is "J" in Spanish, "H" in English. Both pronunciation are right." Nov. 10, 2007:
"Yes, my name is Ximena, and I've many pronounciations. And I've tried to correct the people who say it wrong, but it's like talking to walls, because they still pronounce it wrong. However, I love my name, because it's unique." Oct. 31, 2007:
"Its super sexy, playful, fun :]
People always mispell it and pronounce it wrong. They usually pronounce it "Juh-may-nuh"" Aug. 25, 2007:
"I love my name it is beautiful and unique I am very proud to have my name , also the X means femenine because girls are girls because both the dad and mom gave X's!!" Jul. 12, 2007:
"I named my daughter Ximena because my last name is Jimenez which means "son or daughter of Jimeno". I am from Spain. Ximena is the old version (medieval) while Jimena is the modern version. Ximena was a Lady, the Wife of Don Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar aka "El Cid"." Jul. 12, 2007:
"i think this is a beautiful name and i once met a pretty and sweet girl named ximena. i think it would be a good name for a future daughter of mine." Jul. 8, 2007:
"I really don't know why either, but all of the girls who are named Ximena are pretty (including me) sounds shallow, but it's true. It's not that unusual in South America and Spain, but people tend to name their children Jimena, very few spell it with X.
I don't like the fact that it is becoming so common though, now many babies are named Ximena and well, i guess it will be just a common name in a few years." Jun. 15, 2007:
"My name is ximena and i like it very much as it is so unique.And i doubt anybody in India has this name.It was a tough time especially in school to get people pronounce my name right.But I'm very proud of it and it feels like a name of a princess." Jun. 12, 2007:
"My name is Ximena, and I love the name. There isn't another Ximena in my county! I just love it!" Jun. 11, 2007:
"my name its ximena... and i love it!!
im hispanic and im very proud of that!!
also is very fun when you teach people how to spell it or say it" Jun. 1, 2007:
"I had a girlfriend from Chili that has the name Ximena. My present girlfriend liked the name so much we named our daughter Ximena. It's original, and she so far she living up to her name. Of course we called my ex-girlfriend who now lives in Australia, and asked if it was ok to name our unborn child after her. She didn't mind at all. We are all happy with our chioce." May. 30, 2007:
"I am 42 years old and for years did not know anyone with the same name. It became popular in Mexico after a soap opera used it for one of its main characters. I now know many little girls with this name. Its unique just like me." May. 21, 2007:
"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 it...as long as your friends & family any anyone else that matters can, dont worry about it!" Apr. 27, 2007:
"i love my name, no body has it, and so far only pretty girls have it" Apr. 23, 2007:
"This is my daughters name and I went with Ximena and not Jimena just because is is more unique!!" Mar. 27, 2007:
"My name is Ximena and I really love it, I love to have a name that is not common, all the people I've known love the name. The meaning of Ximena is divine." Mar. 23, 2007:
"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." Feb. 20, 2007:
"This is my name..I love it. Not so much when I was younger though. It's beautiful and unique. it's pronounced as hi-men-a. when i explain this to people, then it makes things a lot easier." Jan. 22, 2007:
"Ximena is my best friend's name and it's the most beautiful name in the whole world" Nov. 1, 2006:
"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!" Sep. 19, 2006:
"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." Sep. 12, 2006:
"my 2 year old daughter's name is Ximena..somepeople can say it..most cant...so everybody call her "Mena"...i wanted 2 name my daughter a unique...besides i know to many brittany's as it is now..." Sep. 6, 2006:
"It takes a certain kind of girl to carry that name with dignity - I was also teased a lot as a child - the french are no better than the english...but I think it is a beautiful name and hope to grow into it gracefully and rise to the honor!" Aug. 31, 2006:
"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." Aug. 19, 2006:
"its my girl friend's name and i love it . august 2006" Aug. 8, 2006:
"My name is Ximena.Lots of people pronounce my name wrong.They say
EX-imena, wich is wrong.You pronouce it
HE-ME-NA Just like you say Mexico.
Some people just like to say my last name. Or just spell it.(X-I-M-E-N-A)." Aug. 5, 2006:
"people hate me because of my name. others hate it because they don't know how to pronounce it. but i love it because i have met people with that name but it's always spelled with a J. teacher's get really frustrated and just give me a nickname." Jul. 20, 2006:
"I love my name. The correct pronuncition is He-men-a. The X is like a soft H. Not like Mexicans pronounce the X. The name is from Spain where the X is pronounced like an H."