Xavier Name Meaning

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Fact: Xavier University, a well-known Jesuit university in Ohio, shares the name.

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A Deep Dive

Xavier Overview

Meaning

New house, bright

Gender

Boy

Origin

Arabic, Basque

Etymology

Derived from the Basque place name “Etxeberria,” meaning “the new house.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈzeɪvjər/

Popularity

Xavier is a popular name in many countries, especially in Spanish-speaking regions. Recently, Xavier has ranked within the top 100 names for boys in the USA.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

6 letters

Numerology

7 (Analytical, Studious, Knowledgeable)

Name Styles

Exotic, Cool, Unique, Cute

Associated Traits

Intelligent, strong, charismatic, creative

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Saint Francis Xavier, one of the founders of the Jesuit order and a significant figure in the Catholic Church, is associated with the name.

Name Day

December 3rd
A Deep Dive

Xavier Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Javier, Xzavier, Xaviar, Xaver, Xavion, Zavier, Xavy, Xavior

Common Nicknames

Xavi, Xavie, Xavvy

Diminutives

Xav, X, Xave, Xay

Famous People

  • Xavier Dolan
    (Canadian Filmmaker)
  • Xavier Samuel
    (Australian Actor)
  • Xavier Becerra
    (American Politician)
  • Xavier Woods
    (American Wrestler)
  • Xavier Cugat
    (Spanish-Cuban Musician)
  • Xavier Rudd
    (Australian Musician)
  • Xavier Niel
    (French Businessman)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Professor Charles Xavier
    ("X-Men," Film Series)
  • "Xavier: Renegade Angel"
    (TV Series)
  • Xavier Thorpe
    ("Wednesday," TV Series)
  • Xavier Dolliver
    ("Haven," TV Series)
  • "Xavier"
    (Song by Dead Can Dance)
  • Xavier Red
    ("Criminal Minds," TV Series)

Places

  • Xavier City
    (Louisiana, USA)
  • Xavier Park
    (Ohio, USA)
  • Xavier River
    (Quebec, Canada)
  • Xavier Lake
    (Ontario, Canada)
  • Xavier Street
    (London, UK)
  • Xavier Island
    (British Columbia, Canada)

What Is the Meaning of Xavier?

Xavier means “new house” or “bright.” This name often reflects an individual who is innovative and optimistic, embodying qualities of creativity and forward-thinking.

What Is the Origin of The Name Xavier?

Xavier has Basque origins. It comes from the Basque place name “Etxeberria.” The name became widely recognized due to Saint Francis Xavier, a co-founder of the Jesuit order, who was named after his birthplace in the Kingdom of Navarre, now part of Spain.

Xavier Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Xavier in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#1002021#1002022#1052023
Top 3 Rankings#682007#682009#712008

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Xavier

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
2023105
(-5 from 2022)
3413
(-196 from 2022)
0.18639
2022100
No change from 2021
3609
(-125 from 2021)
0.19269
2021100
(-9 from 2020)
3734
(-159 from 2020)
0.19929
202091
(-1 from 2019)
3893
(-293 from 2019)
0.21047
201990
(-2 from 2018)
4186
(-149 from 2018)
0.21782
201888
(+1 from 2017)
4335
(-179 from 2017)
0.22302
201789
(-1 from 2016)
4514
(-105 from 2016)
0.22808
201688
(+2 from 2015)
4619
(-40 from 2015)
0.22803
201590
(-2 from 2014)
4659
(-124 from 2014)
0.22789
201488
(-5 from 2013)
4783
(-211 from 2013)
0.23341
201383
(-3 from 2012)
4994
(-390 from 2012)
0.24714
201280
(-4 from 2011)
5384
(-64 from 2011)
0.26533
201176
(-5 from 2010)
5448
(-316 from 2010)
0.26819
201071
(-3 from 2009)
5764
(-454 from 2009)
0.28057
200968
(+3 from 2008)
6218
(-70 from 2008)
0.29318
200871
(-3 from 2007)
6288
(-272 from 2007)
0.28838
200768
(+10 from 2006)
6560
(+377 from 2006)
0.29615
200678
(+9 from 2005)
6183
(+1304 from 2005)
0.28202
200587
(+1 from 2004)
4879
(-137 from 2004)
0.22935
200488
(-3 from 2003)
5016
(-50 from 2003)
0.23735
200385
(+3 from 2002)
5066
(+418 from 2002)
0.24110
200288
(+6 from 2001)
4648
(+669 from 2001)
0.22490
200194
(+9 from 2000)
3979
(+339 from 2000)
0.19237
2000103
(+10 from 1999)
3640
(+450 from 1999)
0.17430
1999113
(+18 from 1998)
3190
(+259 from 1998)
0.15645
1998131
(+10 from 1997)
2931
(+341 from 1997)
0.14455
1997141
No change from 1996
2590
(+84 from 1996)
0.12964
1996141
(+7 from 1995)
2506
(+112 from 1995)
0.12507
1995148
(-9 from 1994)
2394
(-134 from 1994)
0.11902
1994139
(+2 from 1993)
2528
(+81 from 1993)
0.12402
1993141
(+6 from 1992)
2447
(+204 from 1992)
0.11847
1992147
(+29 from 1991)
2243
(+431 from 1991)
0.10685
1991176
(+10 from 1990)
1812
(+165 from 1990)
0.08548
1990186
(+24 from 1989)
1647
(+291 from 1989)
0.07653
1989210
(+4 from 1988)
1356
(+126 from 1988)
0.06470
1988214
(+27 from 1987)
1230
(+261 from 1987)
0.06143
1987241
(+40 from 1986)
969
(+223 from 1986)
0.04969
1986281
(+40 from 1985)
746
(+121 from 1985)
0.03882
1985321
(+26 from 1984)
625
(+91 from 1984)
0.03248
1984347
(+16 from 1983)
534
(+52 from 1983)
0.02845
1983363
(+34 from 1982)
482
(+59 from 1982)
0.02586
1982397
(+50 from 1981)
423
(+79 from 1981)
0.02241
1981447
(+15 from 1980)
344
(+11 from 1980)
0.01847
1980462
(+45 from 1979)
333
(+61 from 1979)
0.01795
1979507
(-70 from 1978)
272
(-61 from 1978)
0.01518
1978437
(-10 from 1977)
333
(-11 from 1977)
0.01949
1977427
(+34 from 1976)
344
(+55 from 1976)
0.02012
1976461
(-8 from 1975)
289
(-20 from 1975)
0.01770
1975453
(+8 from 1974)
309
(+10 from 1974)
0.01905
1974461
(+14 from 1973)
299
(+24 from 1973)
0.01834
1973475
(+17 from 1972)
275
(+20 from 1972)
0.01704
1972492
(-6 from 1971)
255
(-16 from 1971)
0.01523
1971486
(+61 from 1970)
271
(+50 from 1970)
0.01491
1970547
(-29 from 1969)
221
(-5 from 1969)
0.01160
1969518
(+8 from 1968)
226
(+16 from 1968)
0.01236
1968526
(+27 from 1967)
210
(+28 from 1967)
0.01183
1967553
(-28 from 1966)
182
(-29 from 1966)
0.01023
1966525
(+94 from 1965)
211
(+58 from 1965)
0.01161
1965619
(-25 from 1964)
153
(-24 from 1964)
0.00808
1964594
(-9 from 1963)
177
(-5 from 1963)
0.00873
1963585
(+35 from 1962)
182
(+26 from 1962)
0.00882
1962620
(-27 from 1961)
156
(-21 from 1961)
0.00742
1961593
(+107 from 1960)
177
(+51 from 1960)
0.00821
1960700
(-33 from 1959)
126
(-5 from 1959)
0.00582
1959667
(+161 from 1958)
131
(+49 from 1958)
0.00605
1958828
(-140 from 1957)
82
(-41 from 1957)
0.00381
1957688
(+177 from 1956)
123
(+48 from 1956)
0.00562
1956865
(-173 from 1955)
75
(-37 from 1955)
0.00349
1955692
(+14 from 1954)
112
(+6 from 1954)
0.00536
1954706
(+1 from 1953)
106
(+5 from 1953)
0.00512
1953707
(+59 from 1952)
101
(+17 from 1952)
0.00504
1952766
(+25 from 1951)
84
(+5 from 1951)
0.00426
1951791
(+74 from 1950)
79
(+16 from 1950)
0.00413
1950865
(-9 from 1949)
63
(-1 from 1949)
0.00346
1949856
(+23 from 1948)
64
(+4 from 1948)
0.00355
1948879
(+135 from 1947)
60
(+10 from 1947)
0.00337
19471014
(+80 from 1946)
50
(+10 from 1946)
0.00269
19461094
(+9 from 1945)
40
(+5 from 1945)
0.00242
19451103
(-18 from 1944)
35
(-2 from 1944)
0.00255
19441085
(+223 from 1943)
37
(+9 from 1943)
0.00266
19431308
(-169 from 1942)
28
(-8 from 1942)
0.00192
19421139
(+307 from 1941)
36
(+14 from 1941)
0.00256
19411446
(-50 from 1940)
22
(-1 from 1940)
0.00175
19401396
(+317 from 1939)
23
(+7 from 1939)
0.00194
19391713
(-192 from 1938)
16
(-4 from 1938)
0.00141
19381521
(+307 from 1937)
20
(+5 from 1937)
0.00176
19371828
(-365 from 1936)
15
(-6 from 1936)
0.00137
19361463
(+465 from 1935)
21
(+7 from 1935)
0.00197
19351928
(-145 from 1934)
14
(-2 from 1934)
0.00131
19341783
(+121 from 1933)
16
(+2 from 1933)
0.00151
19331904
(-253 from 1932)
14
(-5 from 1932)
0.00137
19321651
(-62 from 1931)
19
(-1 from 1931)
0.00177
19311589
(+231 from 1930)
20
(+3 from 1930)
0.00187
19301820
(-209 from 1929)
17
(-4 from 1929)
0.00151
19291611
(-43 from 1928)
21
(-2 from 1928)
0.00190
19281568
(+625 from 1927)
23
(+9 from 1927)
0.00202
19272193
(-119 from 1926)
14
(-1 from 1926)
0.00120
19262074
(-139 from 1925)
15
(-2 from 1925)
0.00131
19251935
(+1088 from 1924)
17
(+8 from 1924)
0.00148
19243023
(-1003 from 1923)
9
(-7 from 1923)
0.00077
19232020
(-193 from 1922)
16
(-3 from 1922)
0.00141
19221827
(+326 from 1921)
19
(+4 from 1921)
0.00169
19212153
(+2133 from 1920)
15
(+10 from 1920)
0.00132
19204286
(-1901 from 1919)
5
(-7 from 1919)
0.00045
19192385
(-480 from 1918)
12
(-5 from 1918)
0.00118
19181905
(-262 from 1917)
17
(-3 from 1917)
0.00162
19171643
(-378 from 1916)
20
(-8 from 1916)
0.00208
19161265
(+613 from 1915)
28
(+13 from 1915)
0.00303
19151878
(+773 from 1914)
15
(+8 from 1914)
0.00170
19142651
(-155 from 1913)
7
(+1 from 1913)
0.00102
19132496
(-227 from 1912)
6
No change from 1912
0.00112
19122269
(-1069 from 1907)
6
No change from 1907
0.00133
19110
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19100
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19090
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19080
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19071200
(-143 from 1897)
6
(+1 from 1897)
0.00378
19060
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19050
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19040
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19030
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19020
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19010
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19000
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18990
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18980
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18971057
(+44 from 1896)
5
No change from 1896
0.00410
18961101
(-27 from 1894)
5
No change from 1894
0.00387
18950
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18941074
(-335 from 1890)
5
(-3 from 1890)
0.00400
18930
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18920
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18910
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1890739
(+220 from 1886)
8
(+3 from 1886)
0.00668
18890
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18880
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18870
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1886959
First SSA data recorded
5
First SSA data recorded
0.00420
18850
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18840
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18830
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18820
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18810
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18800
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000

American States Popularity Rankings for Xavier

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#652021#622022#662023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#922021#952022#922023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#1052021#1212022#1372023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#1022021#1092022#1112023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#1052021#962022#1052023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#822021#1002022#832023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#1272021#1322022#1452023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#682021#792022#602023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#1032021#1212022#1202023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#962021#1182022#1422023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#1272021#1322022#1442023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#1122021#1062022#1572023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#1312021#1452022#1292023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#722021#1152022#1022023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#1162021#912022#922023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#1502021#1462022#1452023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#1412021#1382022#1592023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#1212021#752022#1012023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#1242021#1452022#1392023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#1102021#1022022#1142023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#1552021#2142022#1232023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#1392021#1092022#1732023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#1162021#1132022#1382023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#1532021#1042022#912023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#402021#542022#362023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#1082021#1352022#962023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#902021#852022#852023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#2002021#1232022#2772023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#1012021#992022#712023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#1542021#1222022#1832023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#512021#592022#702023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#1182021#1062022#1072023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#1462021#1082022#1542023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#972021#1052022#1122023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#1942021#2042022#2512023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#1752021#2002022#1462023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#1152021#2012022#1452023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#702021#822022#592023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#682021#1012022#672023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#1242021#862022#1982023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#952021#532022#1292023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#962021#902022#742023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#1332021#1632022#1272023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#1312021#2122022#2002023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#1602021#1302022#2232023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#1222021#1972022#802023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1282021#862022#1402023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#1282020#1082022#2392023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#1452021#1952022#1022023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#622014#652015#1372016

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#542014#902015#1102016

Popularity Rankings for Xavier in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#842011#602012#302019

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#412021#332022#372023

Popularity in Portugal

Portugal flagPortugal#502012#402019#362020

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#442020#462021#562022

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#1042021#712022#1042023

Popularity in Spain

Spain flagSpain#882005#912006#992007

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#912021#912022#1972023

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#1472001#1712002#1892003

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#1502021#1692022#1932023

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#1591999#1612000#1982001

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#2012021#2312022#2552023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#2232019#2052020#2062021

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#4722018#2642019#3902020

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#2942022

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#3222020#7942021#6442022

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#3432013#3982014#3522022

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#4982021#5722022#3962023

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#4502009

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Xavier a Name for Boys or Girls?

Xavier is often chosen for boys, thanks to its striking and memorable nature that stands out as a strong male name.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Xavier

Xavier in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Xavier Dolan (Filmmaker, born 1989): A Canadian filmmaker, actor, and screenwriter known for his films "Mommy" and "I Killed My Mother."
  • Xavier Samuel (Actor, born 1983): An Australian actor known for his role in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse."
  • Xavier Becerra (Politician, born 1958): An American politician serving as the Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Joe Biden.
  • Xavier Woods (Wrestler, born 1986): An American professional wrestler and YouTube personality known for his time in WWE.
  • Xavier Cugat (Musician, 1900–1990): A Spanish-Cuban bandleader who was influential in popularizing Latin music in the United States.
  • Xavier Rudd (Musician, born 1978): An Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his eclectic musical style.
  • Xavier Niel (Businessman, born 1967): A French entrepreneur and businessman known for founding the telecommunications company Iliad.
  • Professor Charles Xavier ("X-Men," 2000 Film Series): The founder of the X-Men, a powerful telepath who advocates for peaceful coexistence between humans and mutants.
  • "Xavier: Renegade Angel" (2007 TV Series): An animated series following the surreal adventures of a mystical creature named Xavier.
  • Xavier Thorpe ("Wednesday," 2022 TV Series): A student at Nevermore Academy who befriends and assists Wednesday Addams.
  • Xavier Dolliver ("Haven," 2010 TV Series): A mysterious and influential figure with connections to the supernatural happenings in the town of Haven.
  • "Xavier" (2008 Song by Dead Can Dance): A haunting and atmospheric track by the neoclassical dark wave band.
  • Xavier Red ("Criminal Minds," 2005 TV Series): A serial killer who poses a significant challenge for the BAU team.
  • Xavier Quinn ("The Mighty Quinn," 1989 Film): A police chief in the Caribbean who investigates a friend's alleged involvement in a murder.
  • Xavier Castellanos ("Station 19," 2018 TV Series): A firefighter navigating personal and professional challenges in a high-stakes environment.
  • Xavier Reyes ("Jane the Virgin," 2014 TV Series): A minor character who plays a part in the intricate plot twists of the telenovela-style show.
  • Xavier de la Vega ("The Musketeers," 2014 TV Series): A skilled and honorable swordsman in the retelling of Alexandre Dumas' classic story.
  • Xavier City (Louisiana, USA): A small city known for its rich cultural heritage and historical significance.
  • Xavier Park (Ohio, USA): A public park in Cincinnati, known for its green spaces and recreational facilities.
  • Xavier River (Quebec, Canada): A river in Quebec known for its scenic beauty and opportunities for fishing and kayaking.
  • Xavier Lake (Ontario, Canada): A lake in Ontario popular for its serene environment and outdoor activities like boating and fishing.
  • Xavier Street (London, UK): A historic street in London known for its charming architecture and cultural landmarks.
  • Xavier Island (British Columbia, Canada): An island in British Columbia known for its natural landscapes and wildlife.
  • Xavier Hill (Victoria, Australia): A hill in Victoria known for its hiking trails and panoramic views.
  • Xavier Gardens (New York, USA): A botanical garden in New York City known for its diverse plant collections and tranquil setting.
  • Xavier Bay (British Columbia, Canada): A bay on the coast of British Columbia, known for its picturesque views and marine life.
  • Xavier Township (Minnesota, USA): A township in Minnesota known for its rural charm and agricultural community.

Similar Names to Xavier

Sibling Names for Xavier

  • Anneliese
  • Beatrix
  • Celeste
  • Daphne
  • Elara
  • Felicity
  • Clementine