Purvis - Meaning of Purvis
[ 2 syll. pur-vis, pu-rv-is ] The baby boy name Purvis is pronounced as PERVihS †. The origin of Purvis is the Latin language. The name is of the meaning purveyor, provider of supplies. The first name is derived from the early medieval surname, which itself originated as a job title for a purveyor, an official in charge of provisions. The job title is from the Middle English 'purveys' (meaning provisions, supplies), which is itself from the Old French 'porveoir' (to provide, to supply), and ultimately the Lain 'providere' (to provide, to foresee, to anticipate).
Purvis is an unusual baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names.
† English pronunciation for Purvis: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"