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What does Xavier mean?

Xavier /xa-vi-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".

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 has 12 variants: Javier, Ksawery, Saverio, Saviero, Savion, Savyon, Xathieur, Xavi, Xaviell, Xayvion, Xever and Zavier.

Xavier has 4 more alternative forms via Javier: Havier, Haviero, Javi and Javiero.

Xavier has 2 feminine forms: Javiera and Xaviera.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Xavies, Xevier, ..

(female) Xaviera, Xavixe, ..

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)


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

Charted below is the birth name statistics of Xavier for boys. Xavier reached its top position of #68 in the U.S. in 2009, and is currently at #88. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

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 (#1128), Savion (#1426) 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 20%), but with the version Savion becoming somewhat outmoded. Zavier, Javier and Xavier are three of the more fashionable names for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Xavier, Javier, Saverio, Savion, Xavi, Zavier in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested 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.