US Popularity:1167
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.

Mavis Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Mavis is currently #1168 on The Bump
Girl:Mavis is currently #849 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Mavis is currently #1167 in U.S. births
Girl:Mavis is currently #595 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 85
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Online Etymology Dictionary, mavis, December 2018

  • Name Doctor, Mavis

  • Behind the Name, Mavis, November 2019

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