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Jarvis

Jarvis comes from an English surname which is derived from French given name Gervais, from Gervasius, a Latinized form of a Germanic name from Germanic element ger meaning "spear" + a second element of unknown meaning though possibly derived from Celtic vassus meaning "servant" so essentially meaning "servant of the spear".

Origin: Ancient Germanic 

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Variants:
  • Gervais (French)
  • Gervasius (Ancient Germanic, Latinized)
  • Gero (German)
  • Gervas (German)
  • Geirr (Ancient Scandinavian)
  • Geir (Icelandic, Norwegian)
  • Gervase (English)
  • Gervasio (Italian, Spanish)
  • Gervásio (Portuguese)
  • Gerwazy (Polish)
  • Jervis (English)


Feminine variants
  • Gervaise (French)

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