Origin of mavisOld French mauvis from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
See song thrush.
Origin of mavisMiddle English from Old French mauvis probably from mauve seagull, mew
- song thrush.
From the Irish Queen Mab.
- A female given name.
- Fairly popular in the U.K. in the 1930s.
Coined in the end of the 19th century from a poetical name for the song thrush.