What does Xavier mean?
Xavier /xavi-er/ 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".
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)
Charted below is the birth name statistics of Xavier for boys. Xavier was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #68 in the U.S. in 2009, and is currently at #88. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Xavier and corresponding names. Popular variation forms of Xavier (#88 via latest list) are Javier (#216 via latest list), Zavier (#885), Xavi and Savion. These forms of Xavier were popular as birth names about a decade ago (adoption of 0.45%) and are almost as common today (adoption 0.36%, down 20%), but with the version Savion becoming somewhat outmoded. Xavier and Javier are two of the more fashionable names for newborns in this list.
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