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Xavier Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Xavier is of French origin.

The meaning of Xavier is "bright, new house".  

It is also of Arabic origin, where its meaning is "bright, splendid" and English origin, where its meaning is "a new house".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 88 in baby name popularity for boys with 4726 occurrences.  It ranked 9436 in popular baby names for girls with 12 occurrences. 

View the Xavier Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Xavier has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Xavier to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Xavier include Xavior, Xzavier, Zavier.

The names Javier, Ksawery, Saverio, Xabier, Xaver, Xavi, Xavia, Xaviera, Zavia are all forms of Xavier.

Other Tidbits

Xavier falls into the college or university name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Xavier Cugat.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Xavier in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Xavier.

Just for fun, see the name Xavier in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Xavier in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.