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Avis

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Avis

"Avis" is a name of English origin, and it means "Form of Avice". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun A*vis"
Advice; opinion; deliberation.

Etymology: F. avis. See Advice

Wiktionary
  1. (obsolete) advice; opinion; deliberation.

avis was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Danish, French, Friulian, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Northern Sami, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Old French, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Avis

Avis Bunnage was an actor. Avis was born on April 22nd, 1923 in Ardwick, Manchester, UK. She breathed her last breath on October 4th, 1990.

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Avis was born on August 24th, 1902 in Rotherham. She breathed her last breath on February 5th, 1996.

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Avis was given the name Avis MacVicar on May 22nd, 1904 in Houghton, Michigan.

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Avis Kimble is a playboy playmate. Avis was born on October 18th, 1944 in Chicago.

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Avis Favaro is a journalist. Avis was born in 1960.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Avis

Meiert Avis is a music video director and director. He has had major accomplishments since 1980.

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Warren Avis was a founder of avis rent a car system inc., avis rent a car system, and founder ofavis rent a car system inc. Warren was born on August 4th, 1915 in Bay City, Michigan. He breathed his last breath on April 24th, 2007.

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David Avis is a in the field of mathematics. David was born on March 20th, 1951.

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Samuel was born on February 19th, 1872. He breathed his last breath on June 8th, 1924.

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How popular is the baby name Avis in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 14 14 0
1881 5 5 0
1882 9 9 0
1883 13 13 0
1884 19 19 0
1885 24 24 0
1886 21 21 0
1887 17 17 0
1888 24 24 0
1889 31 31 0
1890 33 33 0
1891 32 32 0
1892 44 44 0
1893 35 35 0
1894 44 44 0
1895 38 38 0
1896 41 41 0
1897 42 42 0
1898 40 40 0
1899 43 43 0
1900 57 57 0
1901 39 39 0
1902 61 61 0
1903 48 48 0
1904 83 83 0
1905 78 78 0
1906 66 66 0
1907 89 89 0
1908 62 62 0
1909 78 78 0
1910 82 82 0
1911 152 152 0
1912 364 358 6
1913 312 301 11
1914 299 293 6
1915 380 366 14
1916 396 391 5
1917 386 371 15
1918 434 429 5
1919 360 348 12
1920 452 438 14
1921 414 397 17
1922 402 386 16
1923 432 418 14
1924 442 430 12
1925 404 395 9
1926 401 386 15
1927 387 375 12
1928 397 387 10
1929 342 330 12
1930 308 294 14
1931 282 274 8
1932 284 270 14
1933 267 261 6
1934 270 262 8
1935 255 250 5
1936 240 231 9
1937 222 215 7
1938 220 214 6
1939 191 182 9
1940 202 192 10
1941 166 156 10
1942 189 175 14
1943 128 120 8
1944 133 128 5
1945 127 122 5
1946 186 180 6
1947 163 157 6
1948 134 129 5
1949 138 129 9
1950 149 149 0
1951 169 169 0
1952 216 204 12
1953 223 214 9
1954 230 225 5
1955 239 239 0
1956 294 287 7
1957 254 254 0
1958 240 240 0
1959 216 216 0
1960 223 217 6
1961 229 218 11
1962 228 219 9
1963 187 182 5
1964 177 169 8
1965 129 119 10
1966 141 128 13
1967 103 103 0
1968 88 76 12
1969 83 73 10
1970 94 86 8
1971 82 74 8
1972 70 62 8
1973 65 54 11
1974 58 49 9
1975 54 44 10
1976 75 68 7
1977 75 66 9
1978 59 47 12
1979 55 42 13
1980 52 44 8
1981 45 34 11
1982 64 48 16
1983 48 38 10
1984 34 26 8
1985 44 38 6
1986 41 29 12
1987 47 37 10
1988 34 26 8
1989 37 27 10
1990 30 25 5
1991 33 23 10
1992 23 16 7
1993 15 15 0
1994 22 13 9
1995 22 16 6
1996 16 10 6
1997 16 10 6
1998 11 11 0
1999 7 7 0
2000 9 9 0
2001 7 7 0
2002 7 7 0
2003 7 7 0
2004 13 8 5
2005 18 12 6
2006 6 6 0
2007 18 12 6
2008 17 12 5
2009 13 8 5
2012 10 10 0
2013 6 0 6
2014 20 9 11
2015 20 14 6
2016 17 8 9

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Popularity of Avis as a first name

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Popularity of Avis as a last name

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Common last names for Avis

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  • Jones
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  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • Robinson
  • Moore
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Avis U.S.
  White 85.67% 64.26%
  African American 6.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.04% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.37% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.53% 16.26%

Of Last Name Avis

People with the last name Avis are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Avis

  • How Popular is the name Avis? Avis is the 1,755th most popular name of all time. As a last name Avis was the 13,981st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Avis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,907 babies born with the first name Avis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Avis to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Avis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Avis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Avis is Thursday, April 20th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Avis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Avis was in 1920 with a total of 438 babies.
  • Random Avis Factoid: According to the 1939 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Avis ranks 98th in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 14 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1939.
  • Weird things about the name Avis: Your name in reverse order is Siva. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Avsi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Avis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,156 people with the last name Avis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Avis? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Avis as their last name since less than 1 person in 137k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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