If you want your kid to grow up knowing how to defend themselves and others, Jervis hits the bullseye in terms of name choices. Meaning “spear,” the name is of German origin and is a variant of the name Jarvis. Its entomology can be traced back to the gender-neutral Gervase. DC Comics fans will recognize the name Jervis as belonging to Jervis Tetch, a.k.a The Mad Hatter, who was one of Batman’s adversaries. There are also a number of other famous faces who have worn the moniker with pride, such as painter Jervis McEntee and tabletop game designer Jervis Johnson. With a name such as this, no matter what path they take, your little Jay will learn to face obstacles head-on and stand up for what they believe in.
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