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.

Related Names

VariantsGero, Gervas
Other Languages & CulturesGervase(English) Gervais(French) Gero(German) Geir(Icelandic) Gervasio(Italian) Geir(Norwegian) Geirr(Old Norse) Gerwazy(Polish) Gervásio(Portuguese) Gervasio(Spanish)

Name Days

Denmark: June 19


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 586.
Entry updated February 4, 2020