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What does Javier mean?

Javier /ja-vi-er/ 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.

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

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

(female) Javierrah, Javirah, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Javier for boys. Javier entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its top rank of #149 in the U.S. in 2001, and is presently at #216. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the history of the boy name Javier and associated names. Savion (#1426 in recent rankings), Xavi (#1128), Xavier (#88) and Zavier (#885) are the popular related forms of Javier (#216 in recent rankings). Other forms, like Saviero, are uncommon. These forms of Javier were popular 7 years ago (usage of 0.46%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.37%, 20.5% less). Xavier is the firm favorite, although Javier 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.