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What does Javier mean?

Javier Pronunciation of Javier [javier] as a boys' name is pronounced HAH-vee-air. It is of Spanish and Portuguese origin, and the meaning of Javier is "bright". Variant of Xavier.

Associated with: bright.


Javier has 4 variants: Havier, Haviero, Javi and Javiero.

6 more different relations via Xavier: Saviero, Savion, Xavi, Xaviell, Xever and Zavier.

Creative forms:
(male) Javire, Jevier, ..

(female) Javina, Javira, ..

Middle name pairings:
Javier Cooper (J.C.), ..

How popular is Javier?

Javier is a very popular first name for males (#237 out of 1220, Top 19%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#4891 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Javier entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its top rank of #149 in the U.S. in 2001, and is presently at #226. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Javier name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Javier outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Savion (#1477 in recent rankings), Xavi (#1339), Xavier (#90) and Zavier (#864) are the popular related forms of Javier (#226 in recent rankings). Other forms, like Saviero, are uncommon. These forms of Javier were popular 8 years ago (usage of 0.46%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.36%, 22.8% less). Xavier is the firm favorite, although Zavier appears to be getting popular too, while Savion is now less common.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Javier, Savion, Xavi, Xavier, Zavier in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Xavier outside U.S.

Similar Names

Javier is pronounced similarly to Halver. Other recommended names are Baker, Balder, Barber, Barker, Baumer, Baxter, Bayler, Casper, Davie, Daviel, Davien, Davies, Dizier (see Desiderio), Fajer, Gaer, Gautier, Harper, Hayder, Jabar, Jabbar, Jabes, Jabir, Jacian, Jackie, Jaden, Jader, Jaeger, Jafar, Jaffar, Jagger, Jaime, Jair, Jakie, Jamee, Jamie, Jamiel, Jamill, Janek, Jaren, Jarid, Jarin, Jarret, Jarvee, Jase, Jasper, Javon, Jaxen, Jayar, Jayme, Kadeer, Lander, Lanier, Maier, Majer, Nader, Napier, Naser, Osier, Rainer, Rainier, Ranger, Ranier, Rayder, Sawyer, Sayer, Tanier, Tanner, Tavener, Tavie, Valter, Walder, Walker, Weaver and Yasser. These names tend to be less frequently used than Javier.

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