Mavis Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Mavis:
First used in the late 19th century, this name is taken from mavis, which denotes a small bird, the "song thrush."
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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I had a computer program when I was little called, "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing"
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My grandma's name is Mavis. For that reason it sounds old fashioned (and I imagine it probably is) but I still think it's a lovely name.
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Mavis Staples - American rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress and civil rights activist who recorded with The Staple Singers.
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Mavis - Peter Newkirk's sister in the TV show Hogan's Heroes.
Mavis - the daughter of Count Dracula in the kids movie Hotel Transylvania.