Xavier

Basque place name used during the Middle Ages. Influenced during the 16th century by St. Francis Xavier, a Jesuit priest and missionary who helped found the Society of Jesus (Jesuit Order). Best-known for Spanish-Cuban bandleader, Xavier Cugat, who introduced Latin American dance music. A popular name among Roman Catholic families.

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Boys: Ranked #83 in 2013
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Xavier Nady (baseball player)
Xavier McDaniel (basketball player)
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