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What does Travis mean?

Travis Pronunciation of Travis [travis] 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.

Associated with: occupational, keepers (defender), fords (river), fictional (literary).


Travis has 4 variants: Traver, Travers, Traviss and Travys.

Affiliated boy names: Travon and Trevis.

Creative forms:
(male) Tauis, Treis, ..

(female) Travna, Travsa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Travis Cashton (T.C.), ..

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. Demographics)

Travis reached its highest position of #42 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is at #257 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Travon and Trevis are the popular alternative forms of Travis (#257 via latest list). Adoption of these relations of Travis was well-received 35 years ago (median #933) and is now much reduced (#1419, 87% less usage).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Travis, Travon, Trevis in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Amadis, Aramis, Aris, Arris, Arvis, Baris, Beavis, Bevis, Blais, Clovis, Cris, Davis, Elvis, Faris, Francis, Graves, Ioanis, Jaris, Jarvis, Kelvis, Kevis, Kris, Paris, Purvis, Tabib, Tadio, Tahir, Tait, Taji, Talib, Talin, Tallis, Talys, Tamas, Tamir, Taos, Tarik, Tarin, Tariq, Tavee, Tavey, Tavi, Tavid, Tavie, Tavin, Tavio, Tavis, Tavish, Tavon, Terris, Teunis, Tevin, Tevis, Tigris, Trace, Tracy, Trai, Trail, Traill, Tramain (see Tremain), Travion, Traye, Trayvon, Trevan, Trevar, Treven, Trever, Trevian, Trevin, Trevon, Trevor, Trevyn, Tris, Troi and Tullis. These names tend to be less frequently used than Travis.

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