Given Name AVIS

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: AY-vis  [details]

Meaning & History

Probably a Latinized form of the Germanic name Aveza, which was derived from the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". The Normans introduced this name to England and it became moderately common during the Middle Ages, at which time it was associated with Latin avis "bird".
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ava, Aveza, Avila, Avelina (Ancient Germanic), Ava (German), Eibhlín (Irish)


animals, birds, currently out of the US top 1000, desire, fauna, Latinizations, medieval, nature, uncertain etymology
Entry updated December 3, 2014