Xavier - Meaning of Xavier
The name Xavier is widely used; it has 37 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Exavier, Javier (used in Portuguese and Spanish too), Savion, Savyon, Xabiere, Xaiver, Xathieur, Xavaeir, Xavery, Xavian, Xaviar, Xaviare, Xaviell, Xaviere, Xaviero, Xavior, Xaviore, Xavon, Xavyer, Xayver, Xayvion, Xever, Xizavier, Xxavier, Xzabier, Xzaviar, Xzavier, Xzavior, and Zavion. The variant spelling Zavier (used in Spanish too) is another English form.
Foreign variants of Xavier include Etcheberria (Basque), Ksawery (Polish), Saverio (Italian), Saviero (Italian and Spanish), Xabier (Basque and Galician), and Xaver (German and Spanish). Another foreign variant is the short form Xavi (Spanish).
See also the related form, Louis Xavier.
Xavier is a popular baby name for boys. The name's popularity rose from the 1940s up to the 2000s; before that, it was of irregular use only. At the modest peak of its usage in 2007, 0.296% of baby boys were given the name Xavier. Its ranking then was #68. The baby name has since experienced a loss in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.223% and its ranking #88, but it was nonetheless the most popular out of all boy names in its group. In 2018, Xavier was thrice as popular as the next most popular name, Javier.
† Pronunciation for Xavier: IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)"
A famous person named Xavier is Xavier Cugat, Bandleader, born Francesc d'Asís Xavier Cugat Mingall de Bru i Deulofeu, January 1, 1900 - October 27, 1990, Catalonia, Spain.