What does Javier mean?
Javier /javi-er/ [3 sylls.] 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.
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)
Presented below is the birth name popularity 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 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Javier and associated names. Savion, Xavi, Xavier (#88 in 2014) and Zavier (#885) are the popular related forms of Javier (#216 in 2014). Forms like Xathieur are uncommon. These boy names were at the top of their popularity in 2002 (usage of 0.4516%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3622%, 19.8% less), with the form Savion becoming less trendy. Javier (#216) and Xavier (#88) are two of the more fashionable birth names among these. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Jabir. This name tends to be less frequently used than Javier.