What does Xavier mean?
Xavier \x(a)-vier\ 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 is a very prominent first name for men (#587 out of 1220, Top 48%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#12285 out of 88799, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity 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 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Xavier and corresponding names. Popular variation forms of Xavier (#88 a year ago) are Javier (#216 a year ago), Zavier (#885), Xavi and Savion. This boy name was at the apex of its popularity in the year 2002 and is somewhat less popular today, with the version Savion becoming less stylish. Xavier (#88) and Javier (#216) are two of the more fashionable names for newborns in this list. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)