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Could also be related to the colour mauve.
Hushpuppy  2/26/2018
The name Mavis was given to 358 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Mavis are female.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
Mavis Vermilion from the anime "Fairy Tail" who founded the Fairy Tail guild.
MickyTheMouse02  4/2/2017
The name Mavis was given to 263 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
Mavis is a black diesel engine in Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends.
Just Call Me J  6/7/2016
231 girls in America were given Mavis in 2014.
cutenose  4/12/2016
Mavis Dracula from the Hotel Transylvania franchise.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2016
Personally, I see this as unisex... with Vid, from Vitus, for a masculine nickname. Mavis... Vitus. They're similar in sound, and attributing the nickname of "life" to a name that means "bird" is as literal as it is charming. It works for me!
― Anonymous User  1/5/2016
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
There is a computer program to teach typing called "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing."
thesnowwhiterose  12/12/2014
I love this name. Also, the name of the vampire girl on the animated movie Hotel Transylvania.
EgYpTiAn PrInCeSs  10/22/2014
Mavis is the name of the lead character, portrayed by Charlize Theron, in the film "Young Adult" (2011).
Vesey  3/28/2014
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
What a lovely name! Unique, nice sounding, and it comes with a cute nickname: Mae.
Strangak  5/11/2013
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
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
Mavis and Lark could be cool twin girl names.
― Anonymous User  5/9/2012
I don't like this name. It sounds masculine, and I dislike the potential nickname "May".
Black_X  8/19/2011
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
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
The unseen sister of Cpl. Peter Newkirk on Hogan's Heroes.
Atarah Derek  2/25/2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
So lovely and strong.
― Anonymous User  8/6/2006

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