[ 2 syll. jar-vis, ja-rv-is ] The baby boy name Jarvis is pronounced as JHAARVihS †. Jarvis is largely used in the English language, and its origin is Old French and English. English origin: It is from the element 'ger' meaning spear. The first name is derived from a family name which is itself of the Norman first name Gervaise. Jarvis was adopted occasionally as a first name in the 19th century, when it appeared as the name of a character in the Charles Dicken novel A Tale of Two Cities (1859).
Jarvis is a variant transcription of the name Gervaise (English).
Jarvis is a widely used name; it has 28 variant transcriptions. Variation transcriptions include Jaravis, Jarv, Jarvaris, Jarvas, Jarvaska, Jarvee, Jarvell, Jarves, Jarvey, Jarvez, Jarvi, Jarvie, Jarvios, Jarvious, Jarvius, Jarvorice, Jarvoris, Jarvous, Jarvus, Jarvy, Jarvys, Jary, Javar, Javari, Javaris, Jervey, Jervis, and Jervys.
Jarvis is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked in 1989 with 0.030% of baby boys being given the name Jarvis. Its ranking then was #359. The baby name has since experienced a marked loss in popularity, and is now of very modest use. Among all boy names in its group, Jarvis was nonetheless the most regularly used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Jarvis include Jarvys, Jarvas, Jarvez, Jarvous, Jarvus, Jervace, Jervaise, Jervase, Jervis, Jervys, Gervaise, Gervas, Gervase, Gervayse, Gervis, Jaravis, Jarvaska, Jarvios, Jarvious, and Jarvius.
† Pronunciation for Jarvis: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"