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Xavier Meaning


What does Xavier mean?

The name Xavier is of Basque origin.

The meaning of Xavier is "new house".

Xavier is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced eg-Zay-vi-er, Zay-vi-er.

The Given Name Xavier

Transferred use of the surname, a hispanicized Basque place name where there was a great estate.

It derives from the Basque Etxa berri meaning "new house".

It's usage as a given name probably stemmed from the popularity of Saint Francis Xavier who was one of the founding members of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits).

Xavier falls into the college or university name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Xavier Barachet, and Xavier Su'a Filo.

Xavier Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 88 in baby name popularity for boys with 4,298 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 89 in baby name popularity for boys with 4,489 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

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Xavier Related Names

Variants of the name Xavier include Xabier, Xavior, Zavier, Zavion.

The names Javier, Ksawery, Saverio, Xaver, Xavia, Xaviera, Xavius, Xzavier, Zavia, Zuhair are all forms of Xavier.

Xavier has the diminutive (nickname) Xavi.

Famous Xaviers

  • Xavier Barachet ~ Handball Player
  • Xavier Su'a Filo ~ Football Player

Xavier Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Xavier.

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Xavier 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.

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