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What does Xavier mean?

Xavier Pronunciation of Xavier 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH house, saint, 16th century, leader


VARIANTS Javier, Ksawery, Saverio, Saviero, Savion, Savyon, Xathieur, Xavi, Xaviell, Xayvion, Xever, Zavier

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA JAVIER Havier, Haviero, Javi, Javiero

FEMININE FORMS Javiera, Xaviera



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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)

Xavier reached its top position of #68 in the U.S. in 2009, and is currently at #88. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Xavier (#88 VIA LATEST LIST) are Javier (#244), Zavier (#991), Xavi (#1713), Savion (#1723) and Saverio. These forms of Xavier were popular as birth names a decade ago (ADOPTION OF 0.5%) and are somewhat less common today (ADOPTION 0.3%, DOWN 25%), with the version Savion becoming somewhat outmoded. Zavier and Xavier are two 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-sounding 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.

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