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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MAY-vis
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Meaning & History

From the name of the type of bird, also called the song thrush, derived from Old French mauvis, of uncertain origin. It was first used as a given name by the British author Marie Corelli, who used it for a character in her novel 'The Sorrows of Satan' (1895).

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