Post # 1
Darling Husband and I are in the middle of a serious debate. We can’t agree on the correct pronunciation of the name Xavier. I say it’s ZAY-vee-er all around the anglosphere. He says it’s just pronounced like that in Britain, and in the US, it’s eck-ZAY-vee-er. Please help us settle this issue. how do you pronounce it?
Post # 3
The X is silent and sounds more like a Z.
Post # 4
I’m from Michigan – very close to Canada
Post # 5
im from Canada and chose the last option.
Post # 6
I’ve actually never heard someone pronounce it the way you do. Other than the way your husband says it, the only other form I’ve heard is the hispanic Javier (pronounced like “Hah-vee-er”)
ETA: I’m originally from California
Post # 7
I’m in the UK and pronounce it Ex-zay-vee-er
Post # 8
I have taught a “Zay-vee-er” but I always think of Professer “EX-Ay-Vee-Er” from X-men, so I say both.
I’m Canadian, eh? 😛
Post # 9
ZAY-vee-er, though I’ve heard it pronounced both ways in both the US and in Britain where a lot of my family is from.
To me it’s just like Xander- I say “Zander” not Eck-Zander…I don’t know anyone who says “Eck-zander” in that case.
Post # 10
eck-ZAY-vee-er – and I’m from Canada. I’ve actually only known it pronounced that way (could also be because I know the name from X-Men haha)!
Post # 11
I’ve always heard it eck-ZAY-vee-er
Post # 12
Anyone I have ever met named Xavier was pronounced eck-ZAY-vee-er.
Post # 13
Ive always said eck-zay-vee-er and i’m from FL in the US.
Post # 14
Xavier is my SO middle name and someday will be our DS middle name too 🙂
We pronounce it Eck-zay-vee-er
Post # 15
Zay-vee-er. I’m from Oregon state. Eck-Zay-vee-er reminds me of X-men.