Xavier

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127k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Xavier

"Xavier" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "The New House". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. Spanish missionary and Jesuit who establish missionaries in Japan and Ceylon and the East Indies (1506-1552)
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Toponymic surname of a sixteenth 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 (“the new house”).

  1. A male given name.
  2. A surname​, found chiefly among people of Spanish and Portuguese descent.

Xavier was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, French, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Xavier

Xavier Becerra is a Chairman of the House Democratic Conference, Vice Chairman of the House Democratic Conference, Democratic Caucus Chairman of the United States House of Representatives, and Democratic Caucus Vice-Chairman of the United States House of Representatives. Xavier was born on January 26th, 1958 in Sacramento, California.

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Xavier was born on September 4th, 1986 in Columbus, Georgia.

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Xavier Dolan is a film director, actor, voice actor, screenwriter, film producer, and film editor. Xavier was born as the child of Manuel Tadros on March 20th, 1989 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Zaytoven is a hip hop music and trap music record producer and disc jockey. He was most active from 1997 to present. Zaytoven was given the name Xavier Dotson on January 12th, 1980. Zaytoven is also known as Zaytiggy.

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Xavier Samuel is an actor. He has been prominent since 2003. Xavier was born on December 10th, 1983 in Hamilton, Victoria.

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Xavier Cugat was a singer, songwriter, actor, and director. screenwriter. He was most prominent from 1925 to 1990. Xavier was given the name Francisco de Asís Javier Cugat Mingall de Bru y Deulofeu on January 1st, 1900 in Girona. He died on October 27th, 1990.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Xavier

SJ Saint Francis Xavier was a saint. He holds the title Apostle to the Far East. SJ was born on April 7th, 1506. He passed away on December 3rd, 1552.

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Abel Xavier is a soccer player for the Mozambique national football team, C.F. Estrela da Amadora, S.L. Benfica, F.C. Bari 1908, Real Oviedo, PSV Eindhoven, Everton F.C., Liverpool F.C., Galatasaray S.K. (football), Hannover 96, A.S. Roma, Middlesbrough F.C., LA Galaxy, and Portugal national under. Abel was born on November 30th, 1972 in Nampula.

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Joaquim was born on November 12th, 1746 in Fazenda do Pombal , Minas Gerais, Portuguese Colony of Brazil. Joaquim is also known as Tiradentes. He passed away on April 21st, 1792.

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Chico was given the name Francisco Cândido Xavier on April 2nd, 1910 in Pedro Leopoldo, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He left this life on June 30th, 2002.

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Xavier is a wrestler. Xavier was born in Queens.

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Prince Xavier was royalty. He holds the title Duke of Parma. His career lasted from 1974 to 1977. Prince was born as the child of Robert I, Duke of Parma, and Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal on May 25th, 1889 in Camaiore. He left this life on May 7th, 1977.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1886 5 0 5
1890 8 0 8
1894 5 0 5
1896 5 0 5
1897 5 0 5
1907 6 0 6
1912 6 0 6
1913 6 0 6
1914 7 0 7
1915 15 0 15
1916 28 0 28
1917 20 0 20
1918 17 0 17
1919 12 0 12
1920 5 0 5
1921 15 0 15
1922 19 0 19
1923 16 0 16
1924 9 0 9
1925 17 0 17
1926 15 0 15
1927 14 0 14
1928 23 0 23
1929 21 0 21
1930 17 0 17
1931 20 0 20
1932 19 0 19
1933 14 0 14
1934 16 0 16
1935 14 0 14
1936 21 0 21
1937 15 0 15
1938 20 0 20
1939 16 0 16
1940 23 0 23
1941 22 0 22
1942 36 0 36
1943 28 0 28
1944 37 0 37
1945 35 0 35
1946 40 0 40
1947 50 0 50
1948 60 0 60
1949 64 0 64
1950 63 0 63
1951 79 0 79
1952 84 0 84
1953 101 0 101
1954 107 0 107
1955 112 0 112
1956 76 0 76
1957 124 0 124
1958 81 0 81
1959 131 0 131
1960 131 5 126
1961 176 0 176
1962 156 0 156
1963 190 7 183
1964 182 5 177
1965 155 0 155
1966 212 0 212
1967 181 0 181
1968 216 6 210
1969 232 6 226
1970 223 0 223
1971 284 13 271
1972 265 10 255
1973 289 14 275
1974 315 16 299
1975 324 14 310
1976 303 13 290
1977 360 15 345
1978 348 16 332
1979 282 8 274
1980 338 9 329
1981 367 21 346
1982 438 17 421
1983 501 20 481
1984 557 22 535
1985 639 14 625
1986 762 16 746
1987 996 25 971
1988 1,261 32 1,229
1989 1,380 25 1,355
1990 1,676 29 1,647
1991 1,844 34 1,810
1992 2,265 22 2,243
1993 2,476 30 2,446
1994 2,555 27 2,528
1995 2,416 22 2,394
1996 2,527 21 2,506
1997 2,620 30 2,590
1998 2,957 26 2,931
1999 3,205 16 3,189
2000 3,651 12 3,639
2001 4,002 23 3,979 #93 boy name
2002 4,662 15 4,647 #87 boy name
2003 5,086 23 5,063 #85 boy name
2004 5,034 21 5,013 #88 boy name
2005 4,888 14 4,874 #87 boy name
2006 6,190 17 6,173 #78 boy name
2007 6,570 16 6,554 #68 boy name
2008 6,290 12 6,278 #71 boy name
2009 6,222 16 6,206 #68 boy name
2010 5,755 7 5,748 #71 boy name
2011 5,434 0 5,434 #76 boy name
2012 5,369 9 5,360 #80 boy name
2013 4,985 11 4,974 #83 boy name
2014 4,768 12 4,756 #88 boy name
2015 4,631 5 4,626 #90 boy name
2016 4,567 7 4,560 #88 boy name

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Popularity of Xavier as a first name

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Popularity of Xavier as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Xavier U.S.
  White 48.56% 64.26%
  African American 21.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 16.01% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.08% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.66% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Xavier

People with the last name Xavier are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Xavier

  • How Popular is the name Xavier? Xavier is the 554th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Xavier was the 88th most popular name. As a last name Xavier was the 9,638th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Xavier have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 126,532 babies born with the first name Xavier in the United States. That's more than enough people named Xavier to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Xavier? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Xavier first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Xavier is Saturday, January 1st, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Xavier born? The highest recorded use of the first name Xavier was in 2007 with a total of 6,554 babies. That's a lot of babies named Xavier!
  • Random Xavier Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Xavier ranks 86th in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 150 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Xavier: Your name in reverse order is Reivax. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aeivxr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Xavier? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,367 people with the last name Xavier.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Xavier? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Xavier as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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