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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.
--  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.
--  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

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