Other Origin(s):British
Meaning:Purveyor, provider of food
Provide baby with the perfect name! Purvis is a distinctive boy’s name that has French and English origins. Meaning “purveyor” or “provider of food,” Purvis has traditionally been used as an occupation surname, derived from the Middle English purveys and the Old French porveoir. However, we think that baby will be doing everyone around them a service by showing how well this moniker works as a given name. Some notable people who share this name include painter Purvis Young, NBA player Purvis Short, and activist and suffragist Harriet Forten Purvis.
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