Javier is a delightful male baby name. Melodious in sound and masculine in its appeal, this name has preserved the mystique of its medieval origins while making its mark on popular culture today. Javier Delgado is a character on Modern Family, and Javier Esposito is an important character on television's Castle series. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Javier:

Spanish: New house, castle, bright

Origin of the name Javier:

Javier is the Spanish version of the Basque name Xavier. The given name originated as a romanization the place name Etxeberria in the Kingdom of Navarre. This place name meant “castle” or “new house.” The phrase expression etxe berri could also mean “bright.”

Baby name Javier

Symbolism of the name Javier:

Javier originated from a place name that meant “castle” or “new house.” Symbols include the ramparts and basilica of the Castle of Javier in present-day Navarre, Spain.

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Gender of the name Javier:

Javier is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Javier:


Number of syllables in the name Javier:


Emotion evoked from the name Javier:

The name Javier evokes feelings of steadfastness and strength.

Alternative spellings for the name Javier:

Nicknames for the name Javier:

  • Javi
  • Javie
  • Javy

Popularity of the name Javier:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Javier was the 249th most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

Related names for the name Javier:

Great middle names for Javier and their meanings:

  • Angelo (angel, messenger)
  • Armando (army man, soldier)
  • Bruno (brown)
  • Cristiano (follower of Christ)
  • David (beloved)
  • Esteban (crown, wreath, that which surrounds)
  • Gustavo (staff of the gods)
  • Lucio (light)
  • Maximo (the greatest)
  • Sergio (attendant)

Famous people with the name Javier:

  • Javier Aquino (footballer)
  • Javier Ángel Bardem (actor)
  • Javier “El Mago” Báez (baseball player)
  • Javier Pedro Fernández (soccer player)
  • Javier Torres Maldonado (composer)
  • Javier “Javi” Marroquin (television personality)
  • Javier “Javy” López (baseball player)
  • Javier “Javi” Mota (singer)
  • Javier ‘Javi' Paños (footballer)
  • Javier Echevarría Rodríguez (bishop)

Javier in popular culture:

  • Javier Delgado (character on television's Modern Family)
  • Javier Esposito (character on television's Castle series)