What does Purvis mean?
Purvis [purvis] as a boys' name is of English and French origin, and the meaning of Purvis is "purveyor". Originated as a term for someone who provided food, or provisions.
(male) Parvis, Pervis, ..
(female) Purlib, Purri, .. Middle name pairings:
Purvis Brayson (P.B.), ..
How popular is Purvis?
Purvis is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#2028 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Purvis entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its apex position of #1757 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Purvis is alike in pronunciation to Parvaiz, Parvez and Parviz. Other suggested similar names are Alvis, Aris, Arris, Arvis, Baris, Beavis, Bernis, Bevis, Boris, Borris, Burnis, Chris▼, Clovis, Cris, Curtis▼, Davis▲, Elvis, Eustis, Faris, Farris, Ferris, Gervais, Harris, Idris, Jaris, Jarvis▼, Jervis, Joris, Justis, Kelvis, Kevis, Kris▼, Kurtis▼, Luis, Moris, Morris▼, Murvin, Norris▼, Nuris, Orsis, Paris▼, Parish, Parkes, Parkin, Parkins, Parks, Parrie, Parris, Parrish, Parriss, Parwiz, Percie, Perkin, Perkins, Perrie, Perrin, Tavis, Terris, Tevis, Travis▼, Trevis, Tris and Tullis. These names tend to be more frequently used than Purvis.