Usage German (Modern)
Pronounced Pron. MAH-vee; mah-VEE [key]
Recently coined German name of uncertain origin. Although folk etymology has it that this name is taken directly from the French phrase ma vie "my life", it is more likely a Germanized form of MAVIS which might indeed have been inspired by the French phrase.A well-known bearer is the Austrian-German actress Mavie Hörbiger (*1979).