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Travis is a likeable male baby name. Dynamic and hearty, Travis is a popular name for leading lads in popular culture. Travis Harris is the protagonist of Taming the Star Runner, and Travis Younger is a character from the critically acclaimed play A Raisin in the Sun. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Travis:

French: Tollgate keeper, toll collector

Origin of the name Travis:

Travis derives from the French word traverser (meaning “to cross”). The verb produced the French name Travers. This was an occupational designation for toll collectors who worked near a bridge or crossing. Travis is the English translation and can also refer to a person who lives near a bridge or ford. The English version started as a surname before becoming a highly popular first name.

Symbolism of the name Travis:

Travis is an occupational name that referred to toll collectors who worked near a toll road, canal, highway crossing, or toll bridge. Symbols for this occupation include the toll house and silver dollar.

Style of the name Travis:

Classic

Gender of the name Travis:

Travis is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Travis:

TRAV-is

Number of syllables in the name Travis:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Travis:

The name Travis evokes feelings of courage and charisma.

Alternative spellings for the name Travis:

  • Traves
  • Travys

Nicknames for the name Travis:

  • Travie
  • Travey

Popularity of the name Travis:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Travis was the 339th most popular name for boys in 2020.

Related names for the name Travis:

Great middle names for Travis and their meanings:

  • Anders (defender of men)
  • Brandon (prince, broom-covered hill, raven)
  • Connor (wise, lover of hounds)
  • Harrison (son of Harry, ruler, king)
  • Lloyd (gray)
  • Maddox (fortunate)
  • Nicholas (victory of the people)
  • Peregrine (traveler, pilgrim, sojourner)
  • Shane (God is gracious)
  • Xanthos (golden)

Famous people with the name Travis:

  • Travis Sedgwick Bacon (son of Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon)
  • Travis Kuualiialoha Browne (mixed martial artist)
  • Travis Landon Barker (drummer)
  • Travis Wayne Childers (politician)
  • Travis Vernon Green (hockey player)
  • Travis Takashi Ishikawa (baseball player)
  • Travis Michael Kelce (football player)
  • Travis Lazarus “Travie” McCoy (musician)
  • Travis Patrick McElroy (podcaster)
  • Travis Hampton Willingham (voice actor)

Travis in popular culture:

  • Travis Bickle (protagonist of the film Taxi Driver)
  • Travis Harris (protagonist of Taming the Star Runner by S.E. Hinton
  • Travis Henderson (protagonist of the film Paris, Texas)
  • Travis Maddox (main character in Jamie Mcguire's Beautiful trilogy)
  • Travis Touchdown (main character in the No More Heroes video game series)
  • Travis Younger (character from the play A Raisin in the Sun)