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What does Travers mean?

Travers Pronunciation of Travers [tra-vers] as a boys' name is of Old French origin, and the name Travers means "to cross over". Travers is a version of Travis (Old French).


3 alternative forms via Travis: Traver, Traviss and Travys.

Creative forms:
(male) Tavers, Trevers, ..

(female) Traies, Trater, ..

Middle name pairings:
Travers Phillip (T.P.), ..

How popular is Travers?

Travers is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#4258 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular variation form of Travers (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 is Travis (#257 last year). Other variants, like Travys, are seldom used. This form of Travers reached the apex of its popularity 35 years ago (usage of 0.56%) and has become significantly less common since (usage 0.07%, 87%), with Travis going out of style. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Graves, Gregers, Rivers, Sayers, Taber, Tavaris, Tavee, Taveon, Tavey, Tavis, Tavor, Thadeus, Thayer, Towers, Trace, Tracey, Trahearn (see Trahern), Trahern, Traherne, Traveon, Travion, Travon, Traye, Trevar, Treven, Trever, Trevis and Trevor. These names tend to be more commonly used than Travers.

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