Mavis is an old-school girl’s name with French origins. Mavis means “songbird” and in French is the name given to the thrush bird which is known for its gorgeous singing ability. If you’re from a family of musical enthusiasts, Mavis could be the girl’s name for your child. Mavis was incredibly popular throughout the 1920s both in the United States and Britain. It’s up there with the Doris and Beryl’s of the world. Mavis made its return to the US Top 1,000 baby name charts after a 50-year absence in 2016.
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