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Mavis meaning and name origin

Mavis \m(a)-vis\ as a girl's name is pronounced MAY-viss. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Mavis is "song thrush". The name was first used in English by Geoffrey Chaucer (14th century), author of "The Canterbury Tales".

For more information, see also the related name Mab.

Similar baby names are Maris, Avis, Mave, Macie, Maci, Mazie, Maisy, Mavina, Meris, Marys, Marris, Marise, Marisa, Mavra, Maxie, Maxi and Maisa.

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Popularity of Mavis

Mavis is a very popular first name for women (#677 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#46382 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Mavis compared with similar and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Mavis only.

Popularity of name Mavis
Popularity of Mavis