Given Name GERVASIUS

GENDER: Masculine

Meaning & History

Probably a Latinized form of a Germanic name with a first element deriving from ger "spear". Saint Gervasius was an early martyr from Milan whose remains were discovered in the 4th century.

Categories

Latinizations, saints, uncertain etymology, weapons
VARIANTS: Gero, Gervas
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Geirr (Ancient Scandinavian), Gervase (English), Gervais (French), Gero, Gervas (German), Geir (Icelandic), Gervasio (Italian), Geir (Norwegian), Gerwazy (Polish), Gervásio (Portuguese), Gervasio (Spanish)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 586