Other Origin(s):French
Meaning:Purveyor; Provider; Foreseer
Purves is a masculine name with Scottish and French connections and was traditionally used as a last name. Coming from the French word purveoir, this can translate to “purveyor,” “provider,” or “foreseer.” Back in the day, it used to refer to someone who provided food and supplies to royal houses or monasteries. The name Purves can be rich with symbolic meaning, encouraging baby to either always look to the future or to always have what they need on hand.

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