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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.
VariantsGero, Gervas
Other Languages & CulturesGeirr(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

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