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What does Jarvis mean?

Jarvis Pronunciation of Jarvis [jarvis] as a boys' name is pronounced JAR-viss. It is of French origin. Variant of the French name Gervaise from Gervase, possibly meaning "spear" or "with honor". Musician Jarvis Cocker.

Associated with: spear (warrior).


Jarvis has 6 variants: Jarvee, Jarvell, Jarvey, Jary, Jervey and Jervis.

3 more different relations via Gervaise, Gervase: Garvey, Gervais and Gervas.

Creative forms:
(male) Jayvis, Jorvis, ..

(female) Jarnia, Jarnie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jarvis Miller (J.M.), ..

How popular is Jarvis?

Jarvis is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#696 out of 1220, Top 57%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#939 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Jarvis reached its top rank of #385 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is presently at #1318. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jarvis outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arvis, Baris, Carvil, Darvin, Davis, Earvin, Faris, Farris, Garvie, Garvin, Harris, Harvie, Jarid, Jarin, Jaris, Jarius, Jarrid, Jarrin, Javi, Joris, Marvin, Paris, Parris, Parviz, Purvis and Tavis. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jarvis.