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Pronunciation

zeɪvjər

Origin

English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

Meaning

A Spanish baby boy’s name, specifically the Basque language, Xavier is the only name from that language that has made it beyond its borders. Its etymological meaning is “new house”. In Arabic, Xaveir means “bright and splendid”. A 16th century Spanish saint and a missionary was a famous bearer of this name. It is pronounced with a “z” rather than the “x” that it begins with.

Rank in the year 2015

Xavier was ranked #143 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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