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 (#12533 out of 150436, Top 8%). (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. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity in 2002 (usage of 0.4516%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3622%, down 19.8%), 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)