Of Basque origin.

A name mostly used in Catalan, Portuguese, French and English.

Feminine form of the name Xavier and derives from Etxaberri, a Basque place, meaning “the new house”.

Etxeberria is another spelling of this place which is also a Basque surname.

The masculine form, Xavier, was the surname of Saint Francis Xavier. He is the patron saint of the missionaries.

Variants of the name are: Xabiera, Xavia, Zavia, Javiera, Xevera, Xavierre, Zaviera.

Famous bearer is Xaviera Hollander.