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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Javier

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  • According to a user from Spain, the name Javier is of Spanish origin and means "New house or castle".

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Wiktionary

Romanization of Basque etxeberria (“the new house”).

  1. A male given name, male form of Javiera, cognate to English Xavier

Notable Persons Named Javier

Javier Bardem is an actor. He was most active from 1990 to present. Javier was given the name Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem by his parent Pilar Bardem on March 1st, 1969 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

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Jay Hernandez is an actor. He was most active from 1999 to present. Jay was given the name Javier Manuel Hernandez, Jr. on February 20th, 1978 in Montebello, California, United States.

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Javier Hernández is a soccer player for the Bayer 04 Leverkusen, C.D. Guadalajara, Manchester United F.C., Real Madrid C.F., Mexico national under-20 football team, and Mexico national football team. Javier was born on June 1st, 1988 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Javier is also known as Hernandez Balcazar and Javier.

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Javier Mascherano is a soccer player for the FC Barcelona, Club Atlético River Plate, Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, West Ham United F.C., Liverpool F.C., Argentina national under-20 football team, Argentina national under-23 football team, and Argentina national football team. Javier was born on June 8th, 1984 in San Lorenzo, Argentina.

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Javier Zanetti is a soccer player for the Inter Milan, Talleres de Remedios de Escalada, Club Atlético Banfield, Argentina national under-23 football team, and Argentina national football team. Javier was born on August 10th, 1973 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Javier

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Mica Javier is a pop music, contemporary r&b, and dance-pop musician. She has been prominent since 2010. Mica was given the name Mica Cecille Javier in Manila.

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Evelio Javier was a Governor of Antique. He was most active from 1971 to 1980. Evelio was born on October 14th, 1942 in Hamtic, Antique. He left this life on February 11th, 1986.

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Julián Javier is a baseball player. Julián was born on August 9th, 1936 in San Francisco de Macorís.

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Stan Javier is a baseball player. Stan was born on January 9th, 1964 in San Francisco de Macorís.

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Geraldine was born in 1970.

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How popular is the baby name Javier in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1917 5 0 5
1919 6 0 6
1920 7 0 7
1921 5 0 5
1922 13 0 13
1923 15 0 15
1924 11 0 11
1925 13 0 13
1926 18 0 18
1927 19 0 19
1928 18 0 18
1929 36 0 36
1930 43 0 43
1931 31 0 31
1932 36 0 36
1933 28 0 28
1934 31 0 31
1935 27 0 27
1936 27 0 27
1937 32 0 32
1938 32 0 32
1939 35 0 35
1940 47 0 47
1941 46 0 46
1942 56 0 56
1943 54 0 54
1944 51 0 51
1945 78 0 78
1946 109 0 109
1947 110 0 110
1948 106 0 106
1949 152 0 152
1950 228 0 228
1951 194 0 194
1952 252 0 252
1953 267 0 267
1954 244 0 244
1955 284 0 284
1956 339 0 339
1957 320 0 320
1958 334 0 334
1959 436 0 436
1960 480 0 480
1961 533 0 533
1962 585 0 585
1963 590 6 584
1964 587 0 587
1965 580 5 575
1966 736 0 736
1967 801 5 796
1968 747 8 739
1969 814 6 808
1970 923 10 913
1971 971 7 964
1972 907 8 899
1973 1,049 12 1,037
1974 1,069 10 1,059
1975 1,123 9 1,114
1976 1,064 10 1,054
1977 1,121 7 1,114
1978 1,170 13 1,157
1979 1,159 18 1,141
1980 1,320 12 1,308
1981 1,319 13 1,306
1982 1,313 20 1,293
1983 1,438 15 1,423
1984 1,399 10 1,389
1985 1,435 12 1,423
1986 1,436 9 1,427
1987 1,541 13 1,528
1988 1,587 19 1,568
1989 1,826 12 1,814
1990 1,996 17 1,979
1991 2,156 24 2,132
1992 2,153 21 2,132
1993 2,203 25 2,178
1994 2,284 15 2,269
1995 2,258 11 2,247
1996 2,257 11 2,246
1997 2,301 11 2,290
1998 2,317 9 2,308
1999 2,326 10 2,316
2000 2,501 10 2,491
2001 2,644 9 2,635
2002 2,444 9 2,435
2003 2,507 5 2,502
2004 2,548 13 2,535
2005 2,505 6 2,499
2006 2,590 0 2,590
2007 2,547 0 2,547
2008 2,372 6 2,366
2009 2,024 7 2,017
2010 1,949 0 1,949
2011 1,883 0 1,883
2012 1,771 0 1,771
2013 1,682 0 1,682
2014 1,764 0 1,764
2015 1,695 0 1,695
2016 1,628 0 1,628
2017 1,638 0 1,638

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Popularity of Javier as a first name

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Popularity of Javier as a last name

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Common last names for Javier

  • Rodriguez
  • Gonzalez
  • Lopez
  • Martinez
  • Hernandez
  • Sanchez
  • Perez
  • Ramirez
  • Flores
  • Torres
  • Rivera
  • Ramos
  • Alvarez
  • Ortiz
  • Moreno

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Javier U.S.
  White 3.64% 64.26%
  African American 1.04% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 36.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.16% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 55.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Javier

People with the last name Javier are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Javier

  • How Popular is the name Javier? Javier is the 657th most popular name of all time. As a last name Javier was the 3,838th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Javier have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 96,761 babies born with the first name Javier in the United States. That's more than enough people named Javier to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Javier? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Javier first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Javier is Saturday, November 6th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Javier born? The highest recorded use of the first name Javier was in 2001 with a total of 2,635 babies. That's a lot of babies named Javier!
  • Random Javier Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Javier ranks 73rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, 472 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Javier: Your name in reverse order is Reivaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Avrjie. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Javier? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,226 people with the last name Javier.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Javier? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Javier as their last name.

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