Gender: Feminine
Origin: Greek
Meaning: “blonde horse; yellow horse.”
Eng (ZAN-thip-PEE)

The name is composed of the Greek elements, ξανθος (xanthos), meaning, “blonde; yellow” and ‘ιππος (hippos), “horse.”

The name was most notably borne by the wife of Socrates, of whom, Socrates wrote both quite fondly and also rather harshly about.

Other forms of the name include:

Xantippa (Czech/Swedish)
Xantippe (Danish/Norwegian)
Xanthippe (Dutch/English/French/German/Greek)
Santippe (Italian)
Ksantypa (Polish)
Xântipe (Portuguese)
Xantipa (Romanian)
Ksantippa Ксантиппа (Russian)
Jantipa (Spanish)

Note, the above forms are rare outside of Greece and mostly appear in an historical context.

A masculine form is Xanthippos Ξανθιππος.

The designated name-day in Greece is September 23.


  1. http://www.behindthename.com/name/xanthippe