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Jarvis

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

The name Jarvis is a boy's name of German origin. Jarvis and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Jarvis

Jarvis Cocker, lead singer of Brit pop band Pulp
Jarvis Church, Canadian singer
Jarvis Mills, American rapper
Jarvis Varnado, American basketball player
Jarvis Hunt, American architect
Jarvis Hayes, American basketball player
Jarvis Green, American football player

Pop Culture References for the name Jarvis

J.A.R.V.I.S., Iron Man's intelligent computer
Edwin Jarvis, Marvel character
Jarvis Raines, main character on Netflix original "Some Assembly Required"
Jarvis, Mark Zuckerberg's A.I. assistant

Comments

ambercat Says:

2018-01-08T12:53:53

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as though every time I would ask my mom questions about why my school never had adequate supplies, enough fieldtrips, out of date textbooks, etc; she would tell me that it was the fault of Howard Jarvis and Proposition 13.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:

2015-11-17T21:49:10

I know this name only because of The Avengers. LOL

headintheclouds Says:

2015-01-31T02:16:31

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:

2014-11-05T04:15:59

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

Candler Says:

2014-07-05T22:47:03

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