Jarvis: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Jarvis

Jarvis

Pronunciation: JAHR-vis (key)

Origin of the name Jarvis:

Transferred use of the surname originating from the Norman and Old German personal name Gervas, the first element of which is ger (spear) and the second of which is believed to be from the Celtic vass (servant): hence, "servant of the spear."

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Jarvis is a British surname and occasional masculine given name. Variant of Gervase (old German origin) and brought to England by the Normans. There was a popular Saint Gervase.

Alternate spellings include Jervis, Jervois, Jervoise, Gervis, and Jarvie.

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It is a very neat name and rather popular with African-Americans.

Nicknames for Jarvis: | Edit

Jarvo, J, Wizz

Meanings and history of the name Jarvis: | Edit

Possibly means "with honor" or may be derived from "gar" for "spear" (spear man / spear servant).

This name is derived from combining an Old Gcrman name meaning spear, and the Celtic word for servant. Famous bearer: martyr St Gervase who died in Milan.

Famous real-life people named Jarvis: | Edit

Jarvis Cocker - singer/musician form UK. solo career + front man for the band Pulp. Appeared in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as the lead singer of the Yule Ball Band - the Weird Sisters

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