What does Xavier mean?
Xavier [xavier] as a boys' name is pronounced ecks-ZAY-vee-er, ZAY-vee-er. It is of Basque origin, and the meaning of Xavier is "new house". From Etcheberria. Saint Francis Xavier was a 16th-century Jesuit missionary who took Christianity to the East Indies and Japan. Band leader Xavier Cugat; baseball player Javier Lopez.
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(female) Xavidra, Xavixe, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Xavier?
Xavier is a very prominent first name for men (#587 out of 1220, Top 48%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#12533 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Xavier reached its top position of #68 in the U.S. in 2009, and is currently at #90. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Xavier (#90 via latest list) are Javier (#226 via latest list), Zavier (#864), Xavi (#1339), Savion (#1477) and Saverio. These forms of Xavier were popular as birth names a decade ago (adoption of 0.5%) and are almost as common today (adoption 0.4%, down 23%), but with the version Savion becoming somewhat outmoded. Zavier and Xavier are two of the more fashionable names for newborns in this list.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Avner, Balder, Balfer, Baudier, Baumer, Brazier, Cartier, Casper▼, Caster, Colier, Davie, Daviel, Davien, Davies, Dizier (see Desiderio), Dover, Eadger, Faber, Farmer, Farrier, Frasier, Gaer, Garnier, Gautier, Gayler, Haider, Harper▲, Helier, Inver, Iver, Jasper▲, Lander, Lanier, Lawler, Lazer, Maier, Majer, Mariner, Mayer, Meier, Nader, Nagler, Napier, Naseer, Olivier, Osier, Packer, Palmer, Parker▲, Qadeer, Rainer, Rainier, Ranier, Rayder, Rayner, Raynier, Renier, Rover, Sadler, Sander, Sayer, Squier, Taber, Tanier, Tavener, Tavie, Tayber, Traver, Valter, Wagner, Waller, Walter▼, Xander▲, Xavion and Yasser. These names tend to be less commonly used than Xavier.See names in meaning and etymology.