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In Spanish the 'x' is pronounced lisp-like, more like a 'tha'.
― Anonymous User  10/31/2005
The Basque pronunciation of X is actually 'Ch' so this is pronounced more like 'Chabier'. A nickname for this name is Xabi 'Chabi.' A famous bearer is Xabier 'Xabi' Alonso, the Basque footballer who plays for Spain and the English team Liverpool.
― Anonymous User  6/28/2006
It is not pronounced with a 'Ch', that's the way the Catalan speakers say it in Catalan - they also write with a -V as in 'Xavier'. In Basque -or at least in most of its dialects- it's pronounced 'Sh'.
Airienn  9/25/2007
I've always liked names that start with x as they're unique and hardly ever seen nowadays.
Luangi  4/9/2007
The X in Galician is also pronounced SH.
Araceli  4/24/2010
Xabier Arzalluz Antia is a Basque nationalist politician, who was the leader of the Basque Nationalist Party from 1979 until 2004. He is a nationalist and a Christian Democrat. He was also the most powerful politician in Basque Country, and made all strategic decisions in the Basque Nationalist Party from 1986 onwards.
cutenose  1/17/2017
Xabier "Xabi" Alonso Olano is a Spanish footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich as a central midfielder.
cutenose  1/21/2017
Xabier Fernández Gaztañaga is a Spanish sailor and olympic champion. Fernandez won a gold medal in the 49er class with Iker Martínez at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. The same pairing won the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
cutenose  1/21/2017
Xabier "Xabi" Prieto Argarate is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Sociedad mainly as a right midfielder.

A player of good dribbling skills, he is also a penalty kick specialist.
lilolaf  2/8/2017
Last given to 6 baby boys born in the USA (2012).
lilolaf  2/8/2017

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