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Meaning and name origin
Xavier \x(a)-vier\ as a boy's 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.
Xavier is a very popular first name for males (#587 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12285 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Xavier for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Xavier and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Javier, Savion, Xavi, Xavier and Zavier. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Havier. This name tends to be less commonly used than Xavier.
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