The meaning of the name “Xavier” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.
Additional information: Xavier is a masculine name of Latin origin, meaning ‘The New House,’ and was the surname of Saint Francis Xavier who was a Catholic missionary to India, Japan, China, and other East Asian countries. Xavier comes from the Basque place name "Etcheberria".
X, Xazi, and Xav are popular diminutives of Xavier, and variants of Xaviera, Xavia, (Xzaviera, Zavia) are popular as feminine forms of Xavier. The spelling and pronunciation varies from language to language, such as the Italian ‘Saverio,’ and the Polish ‘Ksawery.’ Common misspellings include an additional vowel in the beginning of the name –Exavier.
The name Xavier has reached the top hundred names for boys in the United Kingdom and the United States. From 2010-2014, the name saw heights in popularity in the United Kingdom. In the United States Xavier was highly popular from 2006-2012. Xavier was ranked highly in popularity in Portugal from 2011-2014 reaching the top hundred baby names.
Famous people named Xavier include Xavier Henry (American Athlete), Xavier Hernandez (Spanish athlete), Xavier Atencio (American Animator for Disney), and Xavier Davis (American Jazz Pianist). Fictional characters named Xavier include Professor Charles Xavier from the X-Men comics and movie franchise, and Xavier Quinn of The Mighty Quinn, which was a 1989 film starring Denzel Washington.
Saint Francis Xavier was born in the Kingdom of Navarre, which is now part of modern day Spain. He is most famous for the work he did in India. He was also one of the first missionaries to every travel to Japan, Borneo and the Maluku Islands. Saint Francis Xavier was one of the first of the seven Jesuits to take vows of chastity and poverty in 1534. He was Jesuit to go to Japan for missionary work.
Xavier Roberts is a famous American businessman. He is famous for creating and manufacturing the popular children’s toys Cabbage Patch Kids. Cabbage Patch Kids have been produced by Coleco, Hasbro, Mattel, Toys “R” Us, Play along, Jakks Pacific, and most recently Wicked Cool Toys.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Xavier for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Xavier is a boy name.
The name Xavier is of Spanish origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, French speaking countries, Spanish speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Xavier we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Xavier Name Meaning
The meaning of Xavier has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Xavier are:
American meaning: Owner of a new home
Arabic meaning: Bright
Latin meaning: New house
Spanish meaning: Owner of a new home
Basque meaning: Bright, new house
Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Xavier and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Xavier and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Xavier is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Xavier Categories
The name Xavier is in the following categories: Argentine Names, Basque Names, Bolivian Names, Chilean Names, Christian Names, Costa Rican Names, Cuban Names, Ecuadorian Names, English Names, French Names, Peruvian Names, Places Names, Saints Names, Salvadoran Names, Spanish Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Xavier. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Xavier, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Xavier
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Xavier displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Xavier Boy Name Popularity Chart
Xavier Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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