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What does Avis mean?

Avis Pronunciation of Avis as a girls' name is pronounced AY-viss. It is of Old German origin. From a Norman French form of the Old German name Aveza, derived from a short form of names with "av". The Latin "avis" means "bird". Also form of Ava.

ASSOCIATED WITH Avi-, old, bird


VARIANTS Aveza, Avice




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How popular is Avis?

Avis is a very popular first name for females (#763 out of 4276, Top 18%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#12004 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Avis reached its apex position of #306 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Avis name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Avis outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Ava (#4 IN RECENT RANKINGS) and Hedwig are the popular alternative forms of Avis rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Avis was more pronounced among parents a decade ago (AVERAGE #1335) and is almost as widespread today (#1334, 15.9%), but with versions like Hedwig becoming less in vogue. Ava is the most trendy name for newborns in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Avis, Ava, Hedwig in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ava outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Abi, Abia, Abir, Adi, Adia, Adie, Adin, Afia, Agi, Agie, Ailis, Aki, Alais, Aldis, Ali, Alia, Alie, Alis, Alisa, Alise, Alisz, Alix, Aliz, Allis, Alvie, Alvit, Alys, Ami, Amia, Amie, Amil, Amisa, Amit, Anais, Anis, Anisa, Anise, Annis, Ardis, Ari, Aria, Arie, Arin, Artis, Asia, Auvit, Ava, Avah, Ave, Aven, Avia, Aviah, Avie, Avila, Aviva, Avivi, Avrie, Avril, Ayisa, Azia, Cis, Cris, Elvis, Eris, Iris, Isis, Kris, Lis, Lois, Mavis, Nis, Pris, Sis, Tais and Tris. These names tend to be less frequently used than Avis.