Name: Gervais

Origin and Meaning of the Name Gervais

  • Meaning:
    Spear servant
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  • Meaning:
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (zher VEH)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Gervais)
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Miscellaneous Info for Gervais

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  • Used in:
    French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Gervais is an Old French name of uncertain derivation. Some suggest that it is related to the Old German Gervas, and thus to the Germanic 'ger' meaning "spear" and to an unexplained second element, perhaps the Celtic 'vass' ("servant"). Other point at the Greek noun 'geras' meaning "honour". Nowadays Gervais is rarely given as a first name in France.

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