Mavis
NamePopularityNamesakesRatingsCommentsNotes
Filter:
User comments for Mavis

Key: Meaning/History Usage Pronunciation Famous Bearer Personal Impression Other

Comments are left by users of this website. They are not checked for accuracy.

So lovely and strong.
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2006
I like this name. In Nora Roberts' futuristic series about a cop in NYC, a character's name is Mavis. She's a friend of Eve's (the cop).
-- xKatiex  10/30/2006
I don't really like this name as it makes me think of dowdy old grandmothers with their grey hair-dos tied in a bun. There was also a dithery and dowdy middle-aged character in the long-running northern English television soap Coronation Street in the Seventies, Eighties, and Nineties.
-- freeserve.co.uk  8/30/2007
The dowdy and dithery middle-aged character in the television soap Coronation Street was called Mavis Riley when she was an unmarried woman, but Mavis Wilton when she got married.
-- freeserve.co.uk  9/5/2007
Well, to those who associate this name with an old lady, to me, it sounds like a lady who is tough and stands her own ground and is very wise.
-- _0TophasNails_1  3/2/2009
I think I vaguely remember a character with this name on an episode of Batman: The Animated Series. I think she was a friend of Cat Woman, unless I'm completely mistaken.
-- thefancyapple  6/9/2009
In the movie Go West Young Man, Mae West played a character with this name (which, for some reason, she pronounced "MAH-vis").
-- Kosta  8/27/2009
The unseen sister of Cpl. Peter Newkirk on Hogan's Heroes.
-- Atarah Derek  2/25/2011
When I first heard this name, I thought it was pretty gender neutral. It's feminine, but it's pretty strong, too.
-- Anonymous User  4/17/2011
Mavis Beacon is a fictional character created for the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing software popular in American schools in the 1990s.
-- Anonymous User  6/24/2011
I don't like this name. It sounds masculine, and I dislike the potential nickname "May".
-- Black_X  8/19/2011
Mavis and Lark could be cool twin girl names.
-- Anonymous User  5/9/2012
I don't see how Mavis can be perceived as masculine at all. Mavis is very sweet and girly in my opinion. I hope it makes a comeback.
-- Ursa_Minor  8/25/2012
I immediately think of "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing". Never heard the name used anywhere else.
-- thesnowwhiterose  4/5/2013
This is a lovely name. It would be cute on a girl of any age, or it could be a cool name for a character in a story. "Mavis" has a sweet sound as well when spoken.
-- autumn23  4/5/2013
What a lovely name! Unique, nice sounding, and it comes with a cute nickname: Mae.
-- Strangak  5/11/2013
The name Mavis was given to 43 baby girls born in the US in 2012. I've never really given much thought about this name, but I like it. It's cute and spunky but won't sound weird on an older woman. It's also very uncommon nowadays, but I don't think it would sound completely out of place on a little girl; it sounds very similar to Maeve and Ava, some popular names at the moment.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013
Mavis is the name of the lead character, portrayed by Charlize Theron, in the film "Young Adult" (2011).
-- Vesey  3/28/2014
I love this name. Also, the name of the vampire girl on the animated movie Hotel Transylvania.
-- EgYpTiAn PrInCeSs  10/22/2014
There is a computer program to teach typing called "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing."
-- thesnowwhiterose  12/12/2014
Mavis may have been popularised by Marie Corelli, but it certainly wasn't 'first used' by her. Birth records in the UK show it in use in the sixteenth century and consistently, if rarely, since then.
-- Pie  8/18/2015

 Add a Comment