Ex-ay-vee-er The new home; castle.


Xavier is a male given name and is of Spanish origin. It means the new home; castle. Pronounced as Ex-ay-vee-er, the name is currently in the top 25 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and in the top 250 of U.S birth chart of the year 2023. Variations of Xavier include Javier, Zavier, Xaviar.

The name is use as a given name after the Jesuit missionarry saint Francis Xavier, where Xavier stands for his birthplace in the northern Spain. Xavier is the most known and used among the few "X" names available. It is in the top 100 popular baby names for the last ten years in several countries including the US, Australia and New Zealand. Though usually pronounced as "zay-vee-er", it is also known that some pronounced it as “ex-ay-vee-er”.

Here are some potential nicknames for Xavier: Xay, Xavi, X.




Xavier is a boy's name.

Common Nicknames

X, Xavi, Xay


Javier, Zavier, Xaviar


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The rank of Xavier in the United States over time

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