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What does Gervase mean?

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 (#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 (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names 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)

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

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