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Meaning of Mavis

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The name Mavis has the following meaning:

A word wih double meaning. Refers to a songbird. Also means "thrust".
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Mavis is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Mavis in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Mavis is pronounced as may-vis


Mavis originates from the French language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Mavis and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Mavis: Boys - Audo, Clark, Dax, Luis, Mortimer, Girls - Amber, Clarice, Oda, Both genders - Jean


Popular Variants for the name Mavis: Mavarik, Mavies, Mavine, Mavise, Maviss, Mavisse, Mavon, Mavra, Mavys, Mavyss


We think the name Mavis should fall under the following style category: Short and Catchy.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Mavis to be: A nice, friendly and simple middle-aged black woman

In one word, you might describe Mavis as a(n) "simple" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Mavis (or its variants) are:

Mavis Leslie Gallant, born on 11 August, a famous writer. Mavis Leslie Gallant's background: A Canadian Writer. In 1981, Gallant was honoured by her native country and made a Companian of the Order of Canada for her contribution to literature; that year, she received the Governor General's Award for literature for her collection of stories, Home Truths. In 1983-84, she returned to Canada to be the writer-in-residence at the University of Toronto. Queen’s University awarded her an honorary LL.D. in 1991. She was promoted to Officer of the Order of Canada in 1993. In 1989, Gallant was made a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2000, she won the Matt Cohen Prize, and in 2002 she received the Rea Award for the Short Story. The O. Henry Prize Stories of 2003 was dedicated to her. With Alice Munro, Gallant is one of a few Canadian authors whose works regularly appear in The New Yorker. Many of Gallant’s stories have debuted in the magazine before subsequently being published in a collection.

Mavis Gladys Fox Pugh, born on 25 June, a famous actress. Mavis Gladys Fox Pugh's background: An English actress who made many appearances as mainly upper-class ladies in several British sitcoms including Dad's Army, Are You Being Served? and Fawlty Towers, as well as having a regular role in You Rang, M'Lord?. Before appearing on television, she had a long and successful career doing rep theatre.

Mavis Hee, born on 27 September, a famous singer. Mavis Hee's background: A Singaporean singer. She was the second runner-up and also Miss Photogenic and Miss Amity for Singapore's Miss Chinatown Pageant 1992. In 1998, Mavis was handpicked by famous cinematographer Christopher Doyle to star in his directorial debut film, Away With Words. Lending her star support, she was the ambassador of Singapore's National Kidney Foudation in 1999 and also a volunteer in Youth Challenge in the same year. Mavis was the singer for Singapore's National Day Parade 2000 theme song, 'Shine On Me', together with fellow Singaporean Jai. She was also appointed a cultural ambassador for China in 2001.
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