Meaning and name origin
Travis \t-ra-vis\ as a boy's 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.
Travis is a very popular first name for males (#119 out of 1220, Top 10%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#841 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Travis for boys. Travis reached its highest rank of #42 in the U.S. in 1990. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Travis and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Travis (#252) and Travon. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Tavis. This name tends to be less commonly used than Travis.