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What does Jervis mean?

Jervis Pronunciation of Jervis [jervis] as a boys' name has its roots in Old German and French. Jervis is an alternate spelling of Gervase (Old German): possibly derives from gr "spear". Jervis is also a derivative of Jarvis (French).


7 alternative forms via Gervase, Jarvis: Gervais, Gervaise, Gervas, Gervaso, Jarvee, Jarvey and Jervey.

Creative forms:
(male) Jenvis, Jesvis, ..

(female) Jerbi, Jerji, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jervis Avian (J.A.), ..

How popular is Jervis?

Jervis is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#17823 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. The only popular varying form of Jervis (not ranked) is Jarvis (#1318 from recent data). Other variants, like Jervey, are seldom used. This relation of Jervis reached the top of its popularity 35 years ago and has become much less popular since, with Jarvis becoming less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arvis, Beavis, Bernis, Bevis, Dervin, Ferris, Jaris, Jeavin, Jeric, Jeril, Jermin, Jerri, Jerric, Jerrie, Jerrik, Jerrin, Jerriq, Jevin, Jevvin (see Jevon), Joris, Kelvis, Kervin, Kevis, Mervin, Purvis, Servas, Terris and Tevis. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jervis.