Derviş is the Turkish and Bosnian (Derviš) spelling of the Persian and Arabic word "darwīš" (درويش), referring to a Sufi aspirant. The word appears as a given name and surname in various forms throughout Arabic, Bosnian (a Slavic language), Persian, and Turkish-speaking communities. An etymology for the name is given in the Oxford Dictionary of American Family Names:
Status name for a Sufi holy man, from Persian and Turkish derviş ‘dervish’, a member of a Sufi Muslim religious order, from Pahlavi driyosh meaning ‘beggar’, ‘one who goes from door to door’.
- Derviş Ali (died 1673), Ottoman calligrapher
- Derviş Ali Kavazoğlu (1924-1965), Turkish Cypriot politician assassinated by Turkish paramilitary group TMT.
- Derviş Eroğlu (born 1938), Turkish Cypriot former Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus.
- Derviş Kemal Deniz (born 1954), Turkish Cypriot politician
- Dervis Konuralp (born 1980), British Paralympic swimmer of Turkish-Cypriot descent
- Derviş Turhan (1919–2010), Turkish jurist and former president of the Supreme Court
- Derviş Zaim (born 1964), Turkish Cypriot novelist
- Derviš-beg Alić Sarvanović, Ottoman governor of the sanjak of Montenegro
- Derviš Hadžiosmanović (born 1959), Montenegrin football coach and former player
- Derviš Sušić (1925–1990), Bosnian writer
- Dervish Mehmed, the title and name of several historical Ottoman people
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