|The name Son Servera comes from the Catalan Ço de'n Servera which means "Domain of the Servera". The word "ço" (Son) was once used to describe a large agricultural area.|
A controversial etymology of the name is as follows: in 1229, a Catalan knight, Jaume Cervera, have received from King Jaume I of Aragon, the land in the county of Llevant, in return for his help in the recovery of the island Mallorca.
Son Servera was mentioned for the first time in 1354 under the name Benicanella and was later divided between two brothers Servera into two areas: the Son Fra Gari and Ca l'Hereu.
The word "cervera" comes from the name of a species of tree, cherry or domestic (Sorbus domestica), which is called "cervera" in Catalan. This is why a rowan appears on the shield of the city. The name is sometimes spelled Son Servera.
Legend has it that the founders of the city changed the name of all the people into "Servera," and it is for this reason that there are now a large number of locals that bear that name.