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Meaning and Name Origin

Gervase \ge-rva-se, ger-vase\ as a boys' name is of Old German origin. Possibly means "with honor" or may be derived from "gar" for "spear". There was a popular Saint Gervase.


Gervase has 11 variants: Garvey, Gervais, Gervaise, Gervasio, Gervasius, Gervaso, Gervayse, Gerwazy, Jarvey, Jarvis and Jervis.


Gervase is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#30373 out of 88799, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gervase and affiliated names. The only popular alternative form of Gervase (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 is Jarvis. Adoption of this boy name reached its highest during 1980-1989 and is now significantly less, with the version Jarvis becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jarvis in U.S.

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