Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Xavi

Xavi is a diminutive of the Spanish masculine name Xavier. The name Xavier comes from a Basque surname which originated as a place name, from the Basque word “Etcheberria” meaning “the new house”. Xavier is the heavily mutated Spanish form of Etcheberria which originated in the Middle Ages. In the 16th century, the name was borne by Saint Francis Xavier who was one of the co-founders of the Society of Jesus (more commonly known as the Jesuits). Xavier was eventually used as a personal name in homage to Francisco de Xavier as he’s known in Spanish-speaking countries. The name Xavier is almost exclusively used among Spanish Catholics and Xavi developed as a common Catalan diminutive. Today Xavi is used as an independently given name and ranks impressively high on the charts in Catalonia, Spain as well as the Netherlands.

All About the Baby Name – Xavi

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME XAVI

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME XAVI

Xavi is brand new to the American male naming charts; he only first appeared in 2010. This name hasn’t even had time to climb the charts yet, and so still resides at the bottom. Not very common, Xavi is used primarily among Hispanic-Americans as a colloquial, informal form of Xavier. Usage of Xavi was likely inspired by Spanish footballer Xavier Hernández i Creus known simply as “Xavi”. Xavi has been a stand-out soccer player for the Spanish national team which won the 2010 World Cup (the same year Xavi made his first appearance on the American name charts). The name Iker has enjoyed the same push in popularity thanks to a Spanish footballer.

Quick Facts

ON XAVI

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

Spanish

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

932

PRONUNCIATION:

ZA-vee

SIMPLE MEANING:

New house

Characteristics

OF XAVI

Cooperative

Considerate

Compassionate

Nurturing

Sensitive

Patient

Loving

Kind

Gracious

Balanced

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Xavi

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME XAVI

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Xavi

Popular Songs

ON XAVI

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Famous People

NAMED XAVI

Xavi (Spanish footballer, b. Xavier Hernández i Creus)

Children of Famous People

NAMED XAVI

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME XAVI

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Xavi