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What does Purves mean?

Purves Pronunciation of Purves [purves] as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Purves is "purveyor". Purves is an alternate form of Purvis (English, French).


1 different relation via Purvis: Purviss.

Creative forms:
(male) Parves, Perves, ..

(female) Pure, Purne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Purves Krish (P.K.), ..

How popular is Purves?

Purves is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#34071 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Purvis is the only popular variation form of Purves (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of this form of Purves was more pronounced among parents 95 years ago. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ares, Aries, Arles, Barnes, Burges, Byrnes, Cortes, Ermes, Fares, Forbes, Graves, Hermes, Huges, Hughes, Hugues, Ives, Jules, Kortes, Narses, Paris, Parke, Parken, Parker, Parkes, Parks, Parnel, Parrey, Parris, Parvez, Parviz, Pavel, Perce, Percey, Perez, Perseus, Poriel, Porter, Purcell, Reeves, Rives, Xerxes and Yves. These names tend to be more frequently used than Purves.