What does Travis mean?
Travis /trav-is/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced TRAV-iss. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Travis is "to cross over". Occupational name for gate-keepers and others who collected tolls at bridges and fords. Country-western singer Travis Tritt; fictional detective Travis Magee.
How popular is Travis?
Travis is a very popular first name for men (#119 out of 1220, Top 10%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#960 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Travis for boys. Travis reached its highest position of #42 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is at #252 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Travis and related names. Travon is the only other popular alternative form of Travis (#252 a year ago). Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread in the year 1995 (usage of 0.7035%) and is now much lower (usage 0.374%, down 46.8%), with the form Travon becoming less in vogue. Travis (#252) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this list. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Tavis. This name tends to be less frequently used than Travis.