Travis: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Travis

Travis

Pronunciation: TRA-vis (key)

Origin of the name Travis:

Transferred use of the surname derived from the Old French traverse (the act of passing through a gate or crossing a river or bridge). The name arose as an occupational name for someone who collected the toll from those passing the boundary of a town or lordship. Var: Travess, Treves, Trevis.

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Comments and insights on the name Travis: | Edit

Travis is my husband's name. Popular name in the 80's (when he was born) and especially in Texas. I love my husbands name and it fits him well. Strong and a man's man. It is definitely a name to go with if you want a strong, independent, smart boy.

Personal experiences with the name Travis: | Edit

We named our first son Travis and have had many compliments on it. We liked it because it's not a common name, he will most likely be the only kid in his grade with the name and it fits his personality. We are now about to have our second child and trying to find another unique name is becoming hard.

Travis is my husband's name, he was born in 1980.

I am a girl and my last name is Travis, because my last name is often used as a first name and my first name is normally a last name a lot of people think that I fill out things wrong and that my first name is Travis. But I don't mind its like a cool nickname and a cool boys name, people call my brother Travis too because his first name is also a common last name. Teachers would always apologies because they call me this because they know someone named Travis and it's more common. I think it's also cool because people expect a boy and are suprized to see a girl. I also thought it was weird that someone in my class had the last name Santa-ana (was on the opposition of Travis during the alamo). Other than being asked if I am related to Randy Travis, I like it a lot though I think I will keep it if I get married or at least hiphen it.

We also named our son, born in 2009, Travis. We have been very happy with it. We like that it's recognizable so there are no pronunciation issues, it's a solid boy/man name, and no one else is using it in these parts so he probably won't have classmates with the same name.

I have known several Travis's and they have all had personality issues. This is just my personal experience and I find it very weird that I have never met a nice Travis.

^ I second that. Though I love the name, I have a brother named Travis. I love the name, But the personality issue stands, Though he is caring and loving I have to agree that he is quite the Hot-Head. It's a Travesty. haha.

Nicknames for Travis: | Edit

Trav, Travy, T-rav, T, Travers, Traviso, Travster.

Meanings and history of the name Travis: | Edit

*Travis County, Texas named after commander William B. Texas led in the Alamo.

Famous real-life people named Travis: | Edit

Travis Tatum Mills (t.mills) : sex icon and rapper/singer
Travis Tritt (Country Singer)
Travis Barker (Blink 182, drummer)
Travis McCoy (Gym Class Heros, lead singer)
Travis Pastrana (Motocross)
Dr. Travis Stork/ AKA "Dr. Travis" (E.R. Doctor who stars on "The Doctors"/ started on "Dr.Phil")
*Randy Travis (Country Singer)
*William B. Travis (Texas commander in the Battle of the Alamo)
*Debbie Travis (British TV personality)
Travis Buck (Outfielder in MLB)
*While Travis is used as a last name, it is included because of its instant connection with the first name.

Travis in song, story & screen: | Edit

Travis Stoll, one of the children of Hermes his brother is Conner Stoll in the "Percy Jackson & The Olympians" fantasy series by Rick Riordan.
Travis Bickle - DeNiro's character in 'Taxi Driver' (sorry)
Travis Coates...the boy in the movie 'Old Yeller' played by Tommy Kirk
Travis Grady, main character from survival-horror video game "Silent Hill Origins"

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