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What does Gervase mean?

Gervase Pronunciation of Gervase [ger-vase] as a boys' name is of Old German origin. Possibly derives from gr "spear", or means "with honor". The name is sometimes given in honor of Saint Gervasius (fourth century).

Associated with: spear (warrior), saint.


Gervase has 12 variants: Garvey, Gervais, Gervaise, Gervas, Gervasio, Gervasius, Gervaso, Gervayse, Gerwazy, Jarvey, Jarvis and Jervis.

Creative forms:
(male) Garvase, Gervane, ..

(female) Gerval, Gervala, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gervase Salvador (G.S.), ..

How popular is Gervase?

Gervase is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#45573 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Jarvis (#1318 via latest list) is the only popular alternative form of Gervase (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of this relation of Gervase reached its highest 4 decades ago (adoption of 0.03%) and is now significantly diminished (adoption 0.01%, 73% less), with Jarvis going out of style. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Garvan, Garve, Garvie, Georas, Geovani, Geovany, Gerald, Geralde, Gerall, Gerant, Gerard, Gerasim, Geraud (see Gerald), Gere, Gerhard, Gerhart, Gerlach, Germain, Germaine, German, Germane, Germano, Germayn (see Germain), Germayne (see Germain), Gerome, Gerrald, Gerrall (see Jerrell), Gerrard, Gerrie, Girvan, Graye and Servas. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gervase.