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Gervais

What does Gervais mean?

Gervais Pronunciation of Gervais [ger-vais] as a name for boys has its root in Old German. Gervais is a French form of Gervase (Old German): possibly derives from gr "spear".

Variations

9 alternative forms via Gervase: Gervaise, Gervas, Gervasio, Gervasius, Gervaso, Gervayse, Gerwazy, Jarvis and Jervis.

Creative forms:
(male) Garvais, Gevais, ..

(female) Gervaisy, Gervan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gervais Milo (G.M.), ..

How popular is Gervais?

Gervais is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#6350 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Jarvis (#1318 from current records) is the only popular related form of Gervais (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. This form of Gervais reached the top of its popularity in the 1980s (#385) and is now much less widespread (#1318, 73% less usage), with Jarvis becoming less fashionable. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jarvis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gervais and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Arvis, Beauvais, Beavis, Bernis, Bevis, Ferris, Garvan, Garvie, Garvin, Geddis, Genesis, Georas, Geovani, Geovany, Geraint, Gerald, Gerall, Gerant, Gerard, Gerasim, Geraud (see Gerald), Geremia, Gerhard, Gerhart, Gerik, Gerlach, Gerlaich (see Gerlach), Germain, Germaine, German, Germane, Germano, Germanus (see Germain), Germayn (see Germain), Germin, Gerrald, Gerrall (see Jerrell), Gerrard, Gerri, Gerrie, Gerrit, Gevaria (see Gevariah), Girvan, Girvin, Graig, Kelvis, Kevis, Purvis, Servaas, Servas, Terris and Tevis. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gervais.


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