What does Gervase mean?
Gervase /ger-vase/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Old German origin. Possibly derives from gêr "spear", or means "with honor". The name is sometimes given in honor of Saint Gervasius (fourth century).
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. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gervase and affiliated names. Jarvis is the only popular alternative form of Gervase (not ranked) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of this boy name reached its highest during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.623%) and is now significantly less, with Jarvis becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)