The meaning of the name Xavier, in Basque, is 'new house'. It is a name of Basque origin and is often even considered a Christian name due to the popularity of Saint Francis Xavier. However, in reality, this Saint was named after the village of Javier in Navarre where he was born. This village was alternatively known as Xavier in Old Spanish language, or Xabier in Basque language. It is derived by breaking down two basque words, 'etxe' meaning new and 'berri' meaning house. Alternatively, this name may also be Arabic, in which case, its meaning is 'bright'.