The meaning of Xanthe is 'blond-haired'. It is a name primarily chosen for girls and originates from Greece. According to Greek mythology, it was a Homeric epithet of Demeter, Xanthe, which became a name for a blonde. 'Golden', and 'yellow' are other meanings of this name. Derived from the ancient Greek word 'xanthos', the name also means 'fair-haired'. Xanthe is a sea nymph and a daughter of of Oceanus and Tethys in Greek mythology.