Javier - Meaning of Javier
[ 2 syll. ja-vier, jav-i-er ] The baby boy name Javier is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is HHaeVYEH-R †. Javier is used predominantly in the English, Portuguese, and Spanish languages, and it is derived from Basque origins. Javier is a variant of the name Xavier (English, French, and Spanish).
See also the related form, Francisco Javier (Spanish).
Javier is a popular baby name for boys. The name's popularity jumped from the 1930s up to the 2000s; before that, it was of very light use only. At the modest height of its usage in 2001, 0.128% of baby boys were given the name Javier. It ranked at #149 then. The baby name has since declined in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.080% and its ranking #244. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Javier, Xavier was the most frequently used. In 2018, the name was thrice as popular as Javier. In the past century Javier has mostly been a baby boy name.
† Pronunciation for Javier: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"
A famous person named Javier is Javier Bardem, Actor, born Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem, March 1, 1969, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.