Xavier Name Meaning & Origin

Xavier

Pronunciation: ZAY-vyer, ehk-SAY-vyer (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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Comments and insights on the name Xavier: | Edit

My oldest son's name is Xavier and believe me he lives up to that name!

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I have a friend named Xavier he never let's me down and is loyal and honest

In sixth grade, I was cast in the school play as an English duchess. My counterpart's real name was Xavier, and we called him X-Man. We worked really well together and became instant friends. I've seen him in several ballets since the show.

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Meanings and history of the name Xavier: | Edit

The boy's name Xavier \x(a)-vier\ is pronounced ZAY-vee-er. It is of Spanish, Arabic and Basque origin, and its meaning is "bright; splendid; new house".

Famous real-life people named Xavier: | Edit

Xavier Cortada, American painter
Xavier Hernandez Creus, Spanish soccer player
Xavier Roberts, American businessman and creator of Cabbage Patch Kids
Xavier Rudd, Australian singer songwriter
Xavier Atencio, American animator for the Disney Company
Xavier Becerra, US Representative from California.

Xavier in song, story & screen: | Edit

Professor Charles Xavier is the leader of the X-Men (the good guys) in the comic book series
Xavier - Lead character in French films L'Auberge Espagnol and Les Poupees Rousses
Xavier Rudd - great musician.
Xavier Austin - Character in the Australian soap opera 'Home And Away'

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