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Meaning of Xavier

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The name Xavier has the following meaning:

One who is very smart.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Xavier is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 87 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Xavier rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 3 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 68 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Xavier in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Xavier is pronounced as zay-vyer


Xavier originates from the Arabic language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Xavier and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Xavier: Boys - Jaleel, Kadin, Mustafa, Omari, Zaid, Girls - Nigelia, Zada, Both genders - Ali, Jamal, Nakia, Numa, Nuri


Popular Variants for the name Xavier: Javier (Spanish), Saviero, Savion, Savyon, Xabier, Xabiere, Xaiver, Xavaeir, Xavbier, Xaver, Xavian, Xaviar, Xaviare, Xaviell, Xaviere, Xaviore, Xavon, Xayver, Xayvion, Xever, Xzabier, Xzaviar, Xzavier (English), Xzavior, Zavier (English)


Common nicknames for the name Xavier are: Xavy


We think the name Xavier should fall under the following style category: African-American.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Xavier to be: Tall, handsome and tough guy

In one word, you might describe Xavier as a(n) "tough" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Xavier (or its variants) are:

Xavier Cugat, born on 1 January, a famous musician. Xavier Cugat's background: A Catalan-Cuban-American bandleader whom many consider to have had more to do with the infusion of Latin music into United States popular music than any other musician. Perez Prado followed in Cugat's footsteps.

Francis Xavier Hernandez , born on 16 August, a famous baseballer. Francis Xavier Hernandez 's background: A former professional baseball player who pitched in the major leagues; primarily in relief, from 1989-1998. He is currently the pitching coach for the Durham Bulls.

Xavier Becerra , born on 26 January, a famous politician. Xavier Becerra 's background: An American politician who has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing California's 31st congressional district, which is based in Los Angeles.
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