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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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