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Gender: F Meaning of Mavis: "songbird" Origin of Mavis: French

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Mavis, another word for the song thrush, is also a relative of the Welsh word for strawberries, mefus. Mavis has something of a British World War II feel, a friend of Beryl and Doris, but it was quite popular in the U.S. a couple of decades earlier, peaking in the Roaring Twenties. With the renewed interest in names ending in 's'--and in bird names-- Mavis could make a return, especially with the new interest in Maeve.

Some noted bearers of the name are r&b singer Mavis Staples, a member of the Staple Singers, Canadian writer Mavis Gallant and the feminist activist Mavis Leno.

Mavis Gary was the name of the Charlize Theron character in the film Young Adult. And--trivia tidbit--in her short-running eponymous sitcom, Whoopi Goldberg's character was named Mavis.

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Famous People Named Mavis

Mavis Staples, singer and civil rights activist

Pop Culture References for the Name Mavis

Mavis Beacon, typing enthusiast
Mavis Dracula, a character in the movie "Hotel Transylvania"
Mavis Vermillion, character in the anime Fairy Tail
Mavis Gary, Charlize Theron's character in Young Adult

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