What does Xavier mean?

Definitions for Xavier
ˈzeɪ vi ər, ˈzæv i-, ˈzeɪ vyərxavier

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Xavier, Saint Francis Xaviernoun

    Spanish missionary and Jesuit who establish missionaries in Japan and Ceylon and the East Indies (1506-1552)


  1. Xaviernoun

    A male given name from Spanish.

    "Full name please." "Maurice Xavier Wu." "Where did you get the Xavier?" "My father was a missionary," he said.

  2. Xaviernoun

    A surname, found chiefly among people of Spanish and Portuguese descent.

  3. Etymology: Toponymic surname of a 16th-century saint born in the Kingdom of Navarre (now partially placed in Spain), Francis de Xavier, from a place name in the Kingdom of Navarre, originally from Basque etxeberria (literally " the new house"). Doublet of Echeverría.


  1. xavier

    Xavier is a male name of Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic origins. It is derived from the Basque place name "Etcheberria" meaning "new house." It is often associated with Saint Francis Xavier, a prominent Catholic missionary, and is a common name among Catholic families. In popular culture, it is recognized as the last name of Charles Xavier, a character from Marvel's "X-Men" series.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Xavier is ranked #9638 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Xavier surname appeared 3,367 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Xavier.

    48.5% or 1,635 total occurrences were White.
    21.2% or 717 total occurrences were Black.
    16% or 539 total occurrences were Asian.
    7.4% or 249 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.6% or 157 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2% or 70 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Xavier in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Xavier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Xavier in a Sentence

  1. Rose Marie:

    Bugsy Siegel and I became very good friends, bugsy Siegel was Bugsy Siegel to me. I worked for Bugsy Siegel for two weeks at the Flamingo. I opened the Flamingo. It was the first hotel I opened. Las Vegas [ back then ] was just a desert with two hotels … Las Vegas was Xavier Cugat, Jimmy Durante and Rose Marie. Bugsy Siegel was running short of money. And the mob got very mad at Bugsy Siegel and would n’t send Bugsy Siegel any more money. That’s why they called Bugsy Siegel Bugsy Siegel. Because they thought Bugsy Siegel was crazy … But Bugsy Siegel helped opened up the Flamingo. All the stars of Hollywood were there that night … It was one hell of a show.

  2. Joaquin Castro:

    In this moment of crisis with COVID-19 devastating Latino communities, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is proud that California's Attorney General California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, will be nominated by President-Elect Biden to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, we welcome the news of Becerra's nomination, and the CHC is encouraging President-Elect Biden to appoint five Latinos in Biden Cabinet, including Latinas in prominent positions.

  3. Saint Francis Xavier:

    It is impossible to find a saint who did not take the “two P’s” seriously: prayer and penance. –St. Francis Xavier, Priest

  4. New York:

    We welcome Texas' resolve to block this anticompetitive merger, and are pleased to announce that Attorney General Ken Paxton will assume a key leadership role in this case, along with (California) Attorney General (Xavier) Becerra and myself.

  5. Etienne Cardiles:

    This hatred, Xavier, I don't have it because it is not like you. Because it does not correspond to anything that made your heart beat, nor why you entered the police force, because public service, helping others and protecting everyone was part of your education and your convictions. And tolerance, dialogue and patience were your strongest weapons.

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