Avis Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Avis:
Brought to England by the Normans, Avis is a French form of the Germanic Aveza, a name of uncertain meaning. Because it coincidentally corresponds with the Latin avis (bird), it is often bestowed with this meaning in mind.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Avis
Avie, Ava, Birdie, Ace
- Meanings and history of the name Avis
Avis is another version of the Norman, particularly Anglo-Norman, name Avice that was quite popular in the Essex period.
Avis means "opinion" or "advice" in French.
Avis is Latin for Bird
Avis is also cited to mean shelter in battle in the English language
Originally from Germanic hado ('shelter') + wig ('battle'). In German, it became Hedwig.
- Famous real-life people named Avis
Avice Landone, British TV and film actress
Avis Everhard, fictional narrator of Jack London's "The Iron Heel"
Avis Kimble, playboy playmate in 1961
Avis Miller, playboy playmate in 1970
Avis Ann Baldwin (b. 2008), daughter of American actor, director, and producer Daniel Baldwin
- Avis in song, story & screen
Avis is a spell used in Harry Potter to call a flock of birds.
Avis was a character in The Guardian, a runaway young mother in foster care.