List Of Last Names Beginning With X

Are you looking for a list of last names beginning with “X”?

We’ve used the 2000 and 2010 U.S. Census to compile the 29 surnames that start with the letter X and have at least one hundred bearers of the name..

We’ll also show you the total number of bearers for the name in each census.

Wait – I Know A Surname That Isn’t On This List!

If you don’t find a name that you’re interested in, then it likely didn’t have 1,000 people of that name recorded in both U.S. censuses.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We have a separate article that answers the question: is your surname rare or common.

We also have an easy-to-use tool that ranks last names. It has a much lower threshold of one hundred bearers.

Famous People With X Surnames

Here is an assorted collection of famous people with a family name starting with X.

Famous PersonOccupationBest Known For
Jeffery XiongAmerican Chess MasterBecame a Grand Master at 14
Xue XinranChinese WriterThe Good Women Of China
Tony XiaChinese BusinessmanOwns Aston Villa, an English soccer team
XerxesKing of PersiaFailed to invade Greece
St. Francis XavierSpanish SaintMissionary work

Most Popular Last Names Starting With X

The most common name is Xiong with about thirty-seven thousand bearers in the 2010 U.S. census.

The origins are Chinese. The meaning derives from the word for a bear.

Xu is the next most common name. It is also written in English as Hsu or Tsiu. The meaning derives from the state of Xu in the Chinese Bronze Age.

Asian Black Bear
Last Name2000 Census2010 Census
Xavier2,268  in the 2000 U.S. census3,367  in the 2010 U.S. census
Xia1,847  in the 2000 U.S. census3,693  in the 2010 U.S. census
Xiao2,768  in the 2000 U.S. census6,123  in the 2010 U.S. census
Xie4,812  in the 2000 U.S. census9,716  in the 2010 U.S. census
Xiong26,336  in the 2000 U.S. census37,499  in the 2010 U.S. census
Xu12,228  in the 2000 U.S. census25,622  in the 2010 U.S. census
Xue1,447  in the 2000 U.S. census3,248  in the 2010 U.S. census

All Last Names Starting With X (Over 100 Bearers)

Here is the full list of twenty-nine names.

Most of the names are of Chinese origin. Two of the exceptions are spelling variants: Xander and Xanders.

These names are shortened versions of Alexander, which is of Greek origin. The name translates to “defender of men”, and was conferred on leaders and warriors.

Last Name2000 Census2010 Census
Xa154179
Xander336384
Xanders236218
Xanthopoulos136128
Xanthos186201
Xavier2,2683,367
Xayachack132138
Xayarath192238
Xayasane102122
Xayavong476599
Xaysana110108
Xenakis428462
Xenos443455
Xi495963
Xia1,8473,693
Xian282583
Xiang6421,430
Xiao2,7686,123
Xie4,8129,716
Ximenez311401
Xin478948
Xing6981,240
Xiong26,33637,499
Xique206489
Xiques288314
Xu12,22825,622
Xuan177445
Xue1,4473,248
Xuereb203245

New X Surnames Appearing In The 2010 Census

We looked at X surnames that showed up in the 2010 census but weren’t in the 2000 census report.

The published U.S. census lists only have last names with at least one hundred bearers. So, there may have been a handful of families with these names in 2000, but they were far and few between!

However, the numbers tipped over one hundred people in 2010. Here you go.

I explained the origins of Xu in the previous section. There is a spelling variant of Xiu appearing here.

You can also see that there are two spelling variants of Xicotencatl. This name is of Mexican origin. There was a prince of that name who fought the Spanish during the conquest of Mexico.

The name is from the Nahuatl language and it literally means “someone from the bumblebee edge place”.

New Names2010 Census
Xang107
Xayadeth110
Xec134
Xelhua227
Xelo124
Xerri117
Xicohtencatl120
Xicotencatl168
Xiloj271
Ximines103
Xiquin111
Xiu169
Xochicale164
Xochihua129
Xochimitl144
Xochipa106
Xolo116
Xum108
Xuncax115

What About Disappearing Names?

We have an article on last names that are going extinct in America.

We looked at names that appeared in the 2000 census list but weren’t in the 2010 census list. In other words, the number of people had fallen below one hundred.

There weren’t any examples of last names starting with X.

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