Javier Name Meaning & Origin

Javier

Pronunciation: khah-vee-AYR (key)

Origin of the name Javier:

Transferred use of the Spanish surname derived from the place-name Xavier in Navarre. The name, which is believed to be derived from the Basque Etcheberria (the new house), was originally borne in honor of St. Francis Xavier (1506 - 52), a famous Spanish missionary to Japan and the East Indies and the patron saint of missionaries in foreign lands.

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"Francisco Javier" is a common combination, after St. Francis Xavier.

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Javi Americanization: Harvey
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The name has Basque roots, etymologically originating in the word exaberri (etxe berri in standard spelling, meaning "new house").

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Javier Bardem (Spanish actor)
Javier Solís, Mexican singer
Javier Aguirre, Mexican soccer player and Coach
Javier Vazquez, MLB Pitcher
Javier Echevarría Rodríguez, Spanish Bishop
Javier Zanetti, Argentine Soccer Player
Javier Saviola, Argentine Soccer Player
Javier Solana, Former Secretary-General of NATO
Javier "Javy" López, Former MLB Catcher
Javier Mascherano, Argentine Soccer Player

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Javier Esposito, from the TV show Castle

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