Zhavia is a fascinating baby name for girls. With roots in some of the world's most ancient civilizations, Zhavia went on to rank among the most sought-after baby names of the late 2010s. Zhavia Wilson is the titular protagonist of the Zhavia series, and Zhavia is also a main character in the Eterna Files series by Leanna Renee Hieber. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Zhavia:

Hebrew: Golden one
Basque, Spanish: Bright, splendid, the new house

Origin of the name Zhavia:

Zhavia is a unique baby name with two possible origins. The first origin is Zhavia is an elaboration of the name Zahava. This name derives from the Hebrew word zahav (זָהוּב) and means “golden.” Alternatively, Zhavia is also a variation of the name Xavia. This name is a feminine version of the Basque name Xavier. The Basque name ultimately derived from the place name Etxeberria (meaning “castle” or “new house”). Some etymologists believe that the place name could have derived from the Old Basque expression etxe berri (meaning “splendid” or “bright”).

Symbolism of the name Zhavia:

Zhavia originates from the Hebrew word for “gold” or from the Basque word for “castle” or “new house.” In Hebrew culture, gold was a representation of the glory of God. The symbol for gold was light.

Style of the name Zhavia:


Gender of the name Zhavia:

Zhavia is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Zhavia:


Number of syllables in the name Zhavia:


Emotion evoked from the name Zhavia:

The name Zhavia evokes feelings of stamina and shine.

Alternative spellings for the name Zhavia:

  • Zhavya
  • Zhaviah
  • Zahavia
  • Xavia

Nicknames for the name Zhavia:

  • Zhavy
  • Zhavie
  • Zsa Zsa
  • Via

Popularity of the name Zhavia:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Zhavia was the 1,347th most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

Related names for the name Zhavia:

Great middle names for Zhavia and their meanings:

  • Ayla (oak tree, halo, moonlight)
  • Binti (daughter, young lady, girl)
  • Danielle (God is my judge)
  • Farnaz (splendor, brilliance, luxury)
  • Femke (peace, female, girl)
  • Ghaliya (precious, valuable)
  • Marie (star of the sea)
  • Mirai (miracle)
  • Rochelle (little rock, rest, repose)
  • Suhar (sleepless, awake, watchful)
  • Tammy (date palm tree)
  • Xiomara (battle-ready)

Famous people with the name Zhavia:

Zhavia in popular culture:

  • Zhavia (character in the Eterna Files series by Leanna Renee Hieber)
  • Zhavia Wilson (protagonist of the Zhavia series by the mononymous pen name Nyjaé)