Meaning and Origin of Javier - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Javier

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • French : Enlightened
  • Spanish : New house
  • Arabic : Bright; splendid
  • Spanish : New home

Family name origins & meanings:

  • Spanish : from a personal name or religious byname bestowed in honor of St. Francis Xavier (1506–52), Jesuit missionary to the Far East. He was a member of a noble family who took their name from the castle of Xabier in Navarre, where he was born. The place name Xabier is of Basque origin (see Echeverria).

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