Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Zavier

Zavier is a modern phonetically altered English spelling of the Spanish name Xavier. Xavier actually originated as a Basque surname derived from a place name, from the Basque word “Etcheberria” meaning “the new house”. Xavier is the heavily altered Spanish form of this medieval Basque name (names have a tendency to alter greatly from language to language over the course of time). In the 16th century, the name was borne by Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552) who was one of the co-founders of the Society of Jesus (more commonly known as the Jesuits). His missionaries took him to faraway places in the Orient where he tirelessly established the “new house” of Christianity. St. Xavier is thus the patron saint of missionaries as well as many exotic nations; his Feast Day is December 3. Xavier eventually morphed into a masculine given name in homage to Francisco de Xavier as he’s known in Spanish-speaking countries. Along with Ignatius (another co-founding member of the Jesuits), Xavier has long been a favorite among Spanish Catholics.

All About the Baby Name – Zavier

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME ZAVIER

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME ZAVIER

Now that Xavier is a Top 100 name in the United States (ranked #77 in 2011), it was no surprise to see Zavier enter the charts in 2001. Xzavier and Xavi are also in rotation. While Xavier has the added allure of the “X” factor, Zavier is more phonetically comfortable to some. The Xavier names seem to have achieved crossover success beyond the confines of the Hispanic-American community. And we get it. It’s a cool sounding name. Not to mention there aren’t a whole lot of boy names starting with either an X or a Z. Zavier has zany and zippy zest.

Quick Facts

ON ZAVIER

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

798

PRONUNCIATION:

ZAY-vee-ər, ZAYV-yər

SIMPLE MEANING:

New house

Characteristics

OF ZAVIER

Multi-talented

Intuitive

Oneness

Idealistic

Philanthropy

Independent

Perfection

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OF THE BABY NAME ZAVIER

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ON ZAVIER

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NAMED ZAVIER

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NAMED ZAVIER

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WITH THE NAME ZAVIER

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