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Xavier

First Name
140k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
3k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Xavier mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Xavier

User Submitted Origins

English
36%
Spanish
32%
Basque
19%
Arabic
10%
French
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Spain says the name Xavier means "This name comes from the jesuist missionary Francisco de Jaso y Azpilicueta aka Saint Francis Xavier since he was born in the Castle of Etxe Berri that means 'new house' in basque" and is of Basque origin.
  2. 6 people from all over the world agree the name Xavier is of Basque origin and means "New house".
  3. According to a user from Australia, the name Xavier is of Basque origin and means "New Castle".
  4. According to a user from Australia, the name Xavier means "House".
  5. A submission from Wisconsin, U.S. says the name Xavier means "A smart and caring person".
  6. A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Xavier is of Spanish origin and means "The best person ever to exist".
  7. A user from Ohio, U.S. says the name Xavier is of Arabic origin and means "Savier or bright".
  8. A user from Nigeria says the name Xavier means "Saviour".
  9. A user from Australia says the name Xavier is of Australian origin and means "God".
  10. A user from California, U.S. says the name Xavier is of African American origin and means "Positive and ENERGY".
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  1. Spanish missionary and Jesuit who establish missionaries in Japan and Ceylon and the East Indies (1506-1552)
Wiktionary

Toponymic surname of a 16th-century saint born in the Kingdom of Navarre (now partially placed in Spain), Francis de Xavier, from a place name in the Kingdom of Navarre, originally from Basque etxeberria (literally “the new house”). Doublet of Echeverría.

  1. A male given name from Spanish.
  2. A surname​, found chiefly among people of Spanish and Portuguese descent.

Xavier was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Cebuano, French, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Xavier

Notable Persons Named Xavier

Xavier Becerra

Xavier Becerra is a Chairman of the House Democratic Conference, Vice Chairman of the House Democratic Conference, Democratic Caucus Chairman of the United States House of Representatives, and Democratic Caucus Vice-Chairman of the United States House of Representatives. Xavier was born on January 26th, 1958 in Sacramento, California.

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Xavier Woods

Xavier was born on September 4th, 1986 in Columbus, Georgia.

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Xavier Dolan

Xavier Dolan is a film director, actor, voice actor, screenwriter, film producer, and film editor. Xavier was born as the child of Manuel Tadros on March 20th, 1989 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Zaytoven

Zaytoven is a hip hop music and trap music record producer and disc jockey. He was most active from 1997 to present. Zaytoven was given the name Xavier Dotson on January 12th, 1980. Zaytoven is also known as Zaytiggy.

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Xavier Samuel

Xavier Samuel is an actor. He has been prominent since 2003. Xavier was born on December 10th, 1983 in Hamilton, Victoria.

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Xavier Cugat

Xavier Cugat was a singer, songwriter, actor, and director. screenwriter. He was most prominent from 1925 to 1990. Xavier was given the name Francisco de Asís Javier Cugat Mingall de Bru y Deulofeu on January 1st, 1900 in Girona. He died on October 27th, 1990.

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  • Xavier Bettel
    Minister for Religious Affairs
  • Xavier Rhodes
    Football Player
  • Xavier Rudd
    Musician
  • Xavier Niel
    Chief Strategy Officer
  • Xavier Henry
    Basketball Player
  • Xavier Naidoo
    Singer-songwriter
  • Xavier Prou
  • Xavier Malisse
    Tennis Player
  • Xavier
    Wrestler
  • Xavier Bertrand
    Mayor of Saint-Quentin
  • Xavier Silas
    Basketball Player
  • Xavier Thames
    Basketball Player
  • Chabelo
    Actor
  • Xavier R. Rolet

Notable Persons With the Last Name Xavier

Notable Persons With the Last Name Xavier

SJ Saint Francis Xavier

SJ Saint Francis Xavier was a saint. He holds the title Apostle to the Far East. SJ was born on April 7th, 1506. He passed away on December 3rd, 1552.

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Abel Xavier

Abel Xavier is a soccer player for the Mozambique national football team, C.F. Estrela da Amadora, S.L. Benfica, F.C. Bari 1908, Real Oviedo, PSV Eindhoven, Everton F.C., Liverpool F.C., Galatasaray S.K. (football), Hannover 96, A.S. Roma, Middlesbrough F.C., LA Galaxy, and Portugal national under. Abel was born on November 30th, 1972 in Nampula.

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Joaquim José da Silva Xavier

Joaquim was born on November 12th, 1746 in Fazenda do Pombal , Minas Gerais, Portuguese Colony of Brazil. Joaquim is also known as Tiradentes. He passed away on April 21st, 1792.

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Chico Xavier

Chico was given the name Francisco Cândido Xavier on April 2nd, 1910 in Pedro Leopoldo, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He left this life on June 30th, 2002.

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Xavier

Xavier is a wrestler. Xavier was born in Queens.

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Prince Xavier

Prince Xavier was royalty. He holds the title Duke of Parma. His career lasted from 1974 to 1977. Prince was born as the child of Robert I, Duke of Parma, and Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal on May 25th, 1889 in Camaiore. He left this life on May 7th, 1977.

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Common last names for Xavier

  • Garcia
  • Martinez
  • Gonzalez
  • Perez
  • Rivera

Common first names for Xavier

  • Maria
  • Manuel
  • Mary
  • Joseph
  • Frank
  • Antonio
  • William

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Xavier U.S.
  White 48.56% 64.26%
  African American 21.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 16.01% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.08% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.66% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Xavier

People with the last name Xavier are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Xavier

  • How Popular is the name Xavier? Xavier is the 515th most popular name of all time. In 2019 Xavier was the 91st most popular name. As a last name Xavier was the 9,638th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Xavier have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 139,686 babies born with the first name Xavier in the United States. That's more than enough people named Xavier to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Xavier? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Xavier first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Xavier is Saturday, January 1st, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Xavier born? The highest recorded use of the first name Xavier was in 2007 with a total of 6,559 babies. That's a lot of babies named Xavier!
  • Random Xavier Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Xavier ranks 65th in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 684 babies in California have the same name in 2019.
  • Weird things about the name Xavier: The name spelled backwards is Reivax. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Xaierv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Xavier? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,367 people with the last name Xavier.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Xavier? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Xavier as their last name.
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