Gender: Male Origin of Jarvis: English variation of Gervase, meaning unknown

Jarvis Origin and Meaning

The name Jarvis is a boy's name of German origin.

Jarvis, one of the original two-syllable nouveau boys' choices, is a saint's name with a certain retro charm and a nice quirky feel. Though Jarvis peaked in the late 1880s, he is beginning to sound fresh again.

Jarvis Lorry is a character in Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities, and there was another Jarvis in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. Probably the best known modern Jarvis is British rocker Jarvis Cocker.

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ambercat Says:


I will forever associate this name with Howard Jarvis and Proposition 13 (California, 1978). As a child, it seemed as though every time I would ask my mom questions about why my school never had adequate supplies, enough fieldtrips, out of date textbooks, etc; she would tell me that it was the fault of Howard Jarvis and Proposition 13. Thus, I wouldn't name my kid after the guy who prevented me from having nice things/a good time all the time in elementary school.

I should probably look up that prop to find out more about what it actually did and did not do. Regardless, the association will always stand.

Hylian Wizard Says:


I know this name only because of The Avengers. LOL

headintheclouds Says:


I had a huge name crush on Gervais, but it was a bit too obscure for my tastes. Then I found similar-sounding Jarvis, and it became the replacement name obsession! I love Jarvis- to me it's cool and retro-vintage, while also being a less common classic. Has the same feel as Dexter, which I also love. A potential nickname I'd use for Jarvis would be Jace.

jordalini Says:


Isn't this Iron Man's computer program's name?

Candler Says:


Will forever be J. A. R. V. I. S.