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Xavier Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \egs-zay-vee-ur\
Number in U.S 👶 140,000
Rate in 2021 155
Numerology 🔢 7
Name origin 🌍 Spanish

Meaning of Xavier

The given name ‘’ Xavier ‘’ is a masculine name which derived from the 16th century. It is originally Arabic and has come from the name of the Jesuit – the society of Jesus -  missionary saint Francis Xavier.

This name has also Basque origin and the meaning of that is ‘’ new house ‘’. The given name is mostly given to boys and the reversed form is ‘’ Reivax ‘’ which can be interesting for some families who want to select this name for their baby.

This name is a popular choice mostly in the US. This is one of the common names that starts with ‘’ X ‘’, that’s why this is rare ! It is better to say that this name has not been overly used yet !

Pronunciation of this name is completely different in comparison with other Basque names. It is pronounced in a different and interesting way, it starts with ‘’ Z ‘’, Actually it is pronounced like ‘’ Zavier ‘’. Also traditionally, it has a different pronunciation and it start with ‘’ H ‘’ more like ‘’ HAH – vee – yay !

Although it is a strong belief that gender is not effective, but in this case ‘’ Xavier ‘’ is only used for baby boys till now. This name has been very popular and also rare at the same time. It actually arrived in the 890th spot on the top 1000 boy names’ graph in the year 1948. Until 2000 it made a steady climb in popularity and eventually hit the top 100 baby names, at 94th position. Since then the name ‘’ Xavier ‘’ fall within the top 100 names. It also has a peak year for popularity that was the years 2007 and it sat at 68th place.

There are different forms of the name in different countries, ‘’ Javier ‘’ and ‘’ Xabier ‘’ which are Spanish & ‘’ Xzavier ‘’ and ‘’ Zavier ‘’ that are American forms of the given name.

Some families consider more about the famous people named ‘’ Xavier ‘’, If you are in the category of those families we recommend you to have a look at the list bellow,

‘’ Xavier Adibi ‘’ who is an American NFL player

‘’ Xavier Abraham ‘’ and ‘’ Xavier Abril ‘’ two of the poets named Xavier, one of them Spanish and the other one is Peruvian originally.

‘’ Xavier Blum Pinto ‘’ an Ecuadorian Artist

If you are interested in ‘’ Arabic ‘’ names, ‘’ Adil ‘’ , ‘’ Amir ‘’ and ‘’ Ali ‘’ might be notable choices for your baby naming process.

Also we have a list of names start with ‘’ X ‘’ which can be rare,

‘’ Xael ‘’ & ‘’ Xavi ‘’ & ‘’ Xavian ‘’ and ‘’ Xion ‘’

Totally we hope the data given by the text is useful for you and you can choose the one that you feel suits your baby the best.

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9/27/2022 11:01:50 AM

My husband and I are trying for a baby and we decided on Xavier if we have a son. Its a very strong name and where we are from, its very uncommon. I cant believe it, but it was actually HIS idea and for once I actually like it! LOL We are still undecided on a middle name. His middle is Wade. Im not so sure if I like yet. Xavier Wade...does anyone like this or can you give me some ideas?

9/16/2022 7:56:06 PM

thinking of calling my boy Mackenzie and i will probably nick name him Mac or Macca hope he likes it...LOL....or i like the idea of Z as a nick name too.

9/8/2022 1:13:00 AM

Actually I think It's originally a Spanish name meaning "New House" .. My name is Xavier and in France we pronounce it GZavier (like the'same G as in goal + Zavier) so It's difficult to say in English...

9/6/2022 6:39:08 PM

I am naming my first boy Xavier. I will pronounce Zav-ier. Everyone keeps saying Egg-savier...

8/29/2022 4:06:00 PM

i still dont know how to pronounce it but i like the name paula xx

8/7/2022 2:18:54 PM

I chose this name for my unexpected 3rd son his middle name is Ka-na'i,Hawaiian for "conquer"

7/8/2022 10:33:00 AM

My name is Xavier and my life has been hell!! I'm a bully magnet with this stupid name in America. I will change it when I'm 21!

7/1/2022 7:20:24 PM

My son will be born on the 18 of Decemebr and that is his first name...because his mom just move in a new house...

6/7/2022 3:13:48 PM

My husband and I named our son Xavier (pronouced the Arabic way, X-A-VEE-ER) and were promptly "corrected" by my husands snobby brother who told us that it is pronounced as ZA-VEE-ER (latin). I'must say it felt good to tell Mr. Know-it-all brother-in-law that he was a short-sighted idiot and he'should expand his knowledge regarding the many different pronunciations and meanings of a name. We let our son decide which way he wants his name pronounced, but mostly he is just called "X", "X-Man" "Zavee" or "Zav", he also likes "X-Ray". He loves his name and the fact that it has different pronunciations. He will often meet new people and give them a different pronunciation just because they are all his name and he likes them all.

6/6/2022 2:37:48 AM

Great name and it is pronounced as if the X was a Z. That is how X is pronounced! Its a very common middle name among Catholics, typically with the first name Francis because of St. Francis Xavier. A lot of Irish and Italian-Americans named "Frank" have a given name of "Francis Xavier"

5/29/2022 10:42:54 AM

Our son is Xavier but people constantly start it with a Z even family member and he is now 5. He corrects people saying X av ier is my name. His 3 year old brother calls him Xavie. Our surname is Rober's hence he was given a couple cabbage patch dolls which have his name on their bums when he was born.

5/11/2022 1:34:48 PM

if this baby is a boy i want to call him xavier but i want it pronounced with the x. possably xavier grey, whatever i love the name

4/17/2022 2:09:00 AM

we are naming out son xavier thomas its a unique name

4/12/2022 4:00:36 PM

It doesnt matter how It's pronounced. It's pronounced the way you want it if your name is Xavier. My boyfriend's name is Xavier and he pronounces it with the (EX). so that's how I say it.

3/20/2022 6:12:00 AM

i really like the name xavier... my boyfriend came up with it and i fell in love with it when he said it would be our little boys name... what middle name should i pick out for him?

3/18/2022 8:20:42 PM

My son is called Xavier and we pronounce it the French way as his Dad is French and that is Za-vee-ay. He loves it as there are so many famous footballers with the'same name. We go to Spain each year and there he is referred to as Javier (in the region we go to its pronounced ha-bee-er).

3/9/2022 10:20:24 AM

My fiance and I have been talking about the future, after we get married and have children. Well his name is chris and a strong name would be for us is Christian Xavier that just has a ring to it. Xavier is a strong name for a strong beautiful baby boy!

2/28/2022 5:49:30 AM

I named my son Xavier. He is always complimented on his name. But sometimes people pronounce his name "zavier" because they say the X should be silent. My son is now 3 and It's hard for him to pronounce his own name.

2/23/2022 4:07:48 AM

We have a baby due in three weeks and if It's a girl she will be called Quinn Rae. I have only ever known it as being a girls name'so I see it as being very feminine and pretty. My husband and I got the idea from the character on the'show One Tree Hill. Rae is a family name from way back and has been used for both sexes (except spelt as Ray for males). If we have a boy his name will be Benjamin Ray, but I'm secretly hoping It's a girl as I LOVE the name Quinn so much!

2/22/2022 10:44:42 AM

I OVE THE NAME xavier my boyfriends names is theat

2/21/2022 9:56:06 PM

Actuallt it can be proniunced 'Xavier' or 'Zavier' in english, depending on whether it is of arabic or basque origin. It'should be spelt Xavier, but is some times spelt Zavier in modern english

1/30/2022 7:20:24 AM

If pronounced properly (not ex-avier as in X men, but "ha-vee-er" It's quite nice. My uncle's name is Xavier, one of the most inteligent men i've ever known, philosopher and all, he'studied the etymology of the name and also found out that people with this name (and most names with X) tend to give out a strong aura of developed intelect.

1/24/2022 12:15:36 PM

My son is named Xavier. This name comes from the'saint St. Francis Xavier, who was borned in a castle named Xavier. In basc, the language of our country (Basc Country, in Spain) means "the new house". So, the'saint was Francisco from the new house. By the way, this castle and its town are located very near to Pamplona, famous city; Hemingway, Sanfermines... Kisses!!!

1/19/2022 4:09:36 AM

The fact that a horrible man owned this name has forever ruined it for othe's. If a white boy for example was named Adolf, then his classmates learn in school about the Nazis, he would get picked on, and could even be at the end of a horrible hate crime. This could ruin the child's life. I would never name my child this. Even if the parents are not racist and just liked the name, othe's will not know that. And this could backfire in the parent's faces as well in the form of vandalI'm, threats, and much worse crimes.

1/13/2022 9:59:42 AM

I went to Xavier University, and so many people outside of Cincinnati pronounced it Eggs-avier. That was really annoying, but since I have pride, I correct anyone who mispronounces it.

1/11/2022 2:04:30 PM

We named our son Xavier. I truely fell in love with it and now its becoming more popular little by little. I think it is so unique and cool. I want to name all of my future children cool names just like this one. P.S. Another name i was considering was Roman, i think it is a great strong name, but my husband was not to keen on it!

1/7/2022 11:09:00 PM

my sons name is xavier but i spell it differently xzayvier and people like it

12/29/2021 4:54:36 AM

Xavier what a odd name no offense but its unique so i like it! it funny though!

12/25/2021 7:34:48 AM

we are expecting twin boys we have chosen Xavier Michael Leo. We both seen Xavier and loved the name so now its just baby boy number two we have to name lol I want a unique name any suggestions??

11/10/2021 9:36:18 PM

I have a son named Xavier and all I ever hear is what a great name.

10/27/2021 11:37:48 PM

This is my name and I really do like it! I have am called Lex & Lexi. Its a really easy name to spell and to pronounce.

10/21/2021 12:59:42 PM

We named our son Xavier (prounced correctly with a "Z") and almost everyone pronounces it incorrectly (with an "ex") but I expected that when I named him so it doesn't bother me. It is weird how English speaking people are unable to prounce a simple "x" word like that when'they have no problem with xylophone. It is kind of annoying though that whenever'someone needs to spell his name (doctor's office, etc) I tell them what it is and they spell it with a "Z".

10/20/2021 9:32:42 AM

My excellent boyfriend name is xavier. I pronounce it x ay ve er. It'sounds right to me cause that's the way we pronounce it here but he's from the french carribean and there he'says they say yav vay. I think its sexy the french way lol. But It'sounds weird to hear me say it. Anyways later on down the line. We love the name'so much he wants to name our girl zi na. Its beautiful. Anyways its a beautiful name for a beautiful man. Peace!

10/16/2021 6:43:30 AM

My brother gave his first son this stupid name, and I'll never talk to my brother again. There's no [email protected]#$ing way I'm ever validating that'stupid Sci-FI'movie name by acknowledging my brother. He wants to be offensive and slander the family name, screw it, I'll have nothing to do with it.

10/8/2021 3:43:30 PM

This is my all time favorite name! I want to name my first son this, but Im not pregnant nor married. I think my boyfriend is hoping I will start to like a new name by then lol

10/1/2021 9:46:12 PM

Most people in the U.S have the grammar abilities of a fifth grade child ( check local news "journalists" as an example..). The first person on national tv to mispronounce Xavier was Archie Bunker...when he did so ,the educated audience( compared to today's illiterates)roared in laughter at his gaffe. They ALL knew it was incorrect. Bunker mangled many words for his skits. It was all part of his "uneducated" character.

9/11/2021 8:35:06 AM

My baby boy's name is Xavier and I absolutely love it. I use the Catalonian pronunciation "chabeer" or "chabi" for short. People have a hard time pronouncing it though and think he's called "Charly". But it got better after the'soccer world cup with two Xavi's on the'spanish team ;-)

8/22/2021 4:33:00 AM

this has been my favorite girls name'since I was 16 and still is, my husband and I are planning on naming our baby girl Keeley when we finally have one! :D

8/15/2021 10:35:42 AM

Xavier is the best name ever. it is so cool shake and bake yeah

8/1/2021 3:28:12 AM

Xavier is such a sultry and powerful name at the'same time when pronounced the French way, using the French accent or even in english. My boyfriend's name was Xavier and it was such a delight to my ears just to hear his name being said. Short forms could be "xav"(pronounced: Zav), "xavy" (pronounced: Zav-ee. Any baby with such a name is sure to live up to high dreams, I think!

7/18/2021 9:03:00 PM

where on this website tells us the meaning and origin of the name?


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Xavier?
The origin of the name Xavier is Spanish.
*️⃣ How many people are named Xavier?
Almost 140000 people are named Xavier.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Xavier?
The names of Thomas, Zachary, Toby, Zackary, Zac