Trevor - Meaning of Trevor
[ 2 syll. tre-vor, tr-ev-or ] The baby boy name Trevor is pronounced as TREH-VahR (English) †. Trevor is used chiefly in the English and Welsh languages, and it is derived from Welsh origins. The name's meaning is large village; Mor's village. The first name is derived from the surname, itself from the Welsh or Cornish place name Trevor or Trefor. The place name could be found in many villages in Wales or Cornwall, and is itself from the first element 'tref' (meaning village, settlement, homestead) combined with 'mawr' or the name 'Mor'. It could thus mean 'large village' or 'Mor's village'. The pronunciation of the name has been transposed over the centuries from 'm' to 'v'. The first name has been used by Welsh speakers since the 10th century, but it was introduced to English speakers only in the mid-19th century. It was later promoted in Britain by the actor Trevor Howard (1916-88) through his film Brief Encounter (1945). The name Treva (English) is the female form of Trevor.
The name Trevor is widely used; it has 30 variants. Variants include Travar, Traver, Travor, Treabhar, Treavor, Trebor, Tref, Trefor (used in Welsh as well), Trevares, Trevarious, Trevaris, Trevarius, Trevaros, Trevarus, Trever, Treveur, Trevin, Trevion, Trevir, Trevore, Trevores, Trevoris, Trevorus, Trevour, Trevur, Trevyr, and Treyvor. The contractions Tre and Trev (used in Welsh as well), and the variant spelling Trevar are other English forms.
Trevor is a fairly popular baby name for boys. The name's popularity jumped from the 1950s up to the 1990s. At the modest peak of its usage in 1998, 0.326% of baby boys were given the name Trevor. It ranked at #58 then. The baby name has since declined in popularity. In 2018, its usage was only 0.044% and its ranking #380, but it was nonetheless the most widely used out of all boy names in its group.
† Pronunciation for Trevor: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"
Details of famous persons named Trevor:
Actor Trevor Howard, born 29 September 1913 - 7 January 1988, Cliftonville, Kent, England.
Footballer Trevor Francis, born 19 April 1954, Plymouth, England.
TV Newscaster Trevor McDonald, born 16 August 1939, San Fernando, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago.