Xaver Name Meaning & Origin

Xaver

Pronunciation: ZAY-ver (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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Javier, Xavier, Xzavier, Zavier

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It's not pronounced ZAY-ver in German; it's pronounced more like KSA-ber. It's almost always combined with Franz to be Franz Xaver, in honor of the saint known in English as Francis Xavier.

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German form of Xavier.

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