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Gender: Female Meaning of Avis: "bird" Origin of Avis: Latin

The name Avis is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "bird". Avis and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".

From the experts:

Avis is a bird name that's been in hibernation for awhile, possibly due to the car rental association, but it could make a return on the wings of Ava. Baldwin brother Daniel chose it for his daughter.

Avis Everhard is the fictional narrator of the Jack London dystopian novel The Iron Heel. In the Harry Potter books, Avis is not a character, but a spell.

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Famous People Named Avis

Avis Bunnage, English actress
Avis MacVicar DeVoto, American cookbook editor and close friend of chef Julia Child
Avis Thayer Bohlen, 32nd U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria
Avis Favaro, Canadian TV medical correspondent
Avis Kimble, American model
Avis Miller, American model
Avis Tucker, American newspaper publisher
Avis Stearns Van Wagenen, American businesswoman of E. C. Stearns
Avis Ann Baldwin, daughter of Daniel Baldwin & Joanne Smith

Pop Culture References for the name Avis

Avis, Norwegian word for newspaper
Avis, U.S. rental car company founded by Warren E. Avis
Avis Everhard, narrator of Jack London's "The Iron Heel"

Aviance, Aviana, Avice, Avais, Avia, Avianna, Avianca, Avys, Avi


Kew Says:


Avis would make a lovely alternative to Ava and Iris, which is already becoming popular. If it is revived, there are lots of pretty, quaint names such as Mavis, Doris and Phyllis which could follow in its wake.

She's a Killer Queen Says:


I would like this for a middle name!

LostKid Says:


I've been liking this name a lot recently, but I feel like it might be too uncommon.

cabosanmucus Says:


This also means newspaper in Danish...

Essa Says:


I clearly didn't like it that much because I didn't remember it! I'd completely forgotten about it and here I read my previous comments.

Jennai Says:


I would like Avis for a boy.

mgrimes Says:


Name of the area I live in.

DaisyMaisie Says:


means "newspaper" in norwegian

Essa Says:


I really liked this until I read the anus comments :( but then if Amos can work for a boy why not Avis for a girl?

I've never heard of this car company.

jordalini Says:


This is a car rental Chain.. that plus the anus comment, makes me not really care for this name

Rush1986 Says:


I knew an Avis. I almost called her Anus every day.