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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)
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