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What does Avila mean?

Avila Pronunciation of Avila [avi-la] as a girls' name is of Old German origin. Name from the Middle Ages and of uncertain origin and meaning. May possibly be a variant of Aveza, or from the Latin "avis" meaning "bird". Avila may also be the source of Evelyn.

Associated with: bird.


3 alternative forms via Evelyn: Avelina, Evie and Evilyn.

Creative forms:
(female) Aphla, Avifa, ..

(male) Avial, Aviley, ..

Middle name pairings:
Avila Lara (A.L.), ..

How popular is Avila?

Avila is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#421 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Evelyn (#15 in 2015) and Evie (#513) are the popular alternative forms of Avila (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Avila were popular as birth names in the 1920s (median #402) and are somewhat less popular today (#264, 50%). Evie is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this compilation. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Evelyn, Evie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Evelyn, Evie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Avila is alike in pronunciation to Availia, Avalee, Aviela, Aviella, Evelia, Ovalia, Ovelia and Uvelia. Other suggested similar names are Abiela, Abila, Abina, Acima, Adala, Adia, Adila, Adina, Adira, Adola, Afiwa, Aila, Ailsa, Aina, Akela, Akilah, Akira, Akiva, Ala, Alida, Alima, Alita, Alla, Alvina, Alvira, Amala, Amia, Amika, Amina, Amira, Amita, Anela, Angila, Anina, Anita, Ariela, Arika, Ariza, Arla, Asela, Asia, Ava, Avia, Aviah, Aviana, Avie, Avital, Aviva, Avivah, Avivi, Avril, Avrill, Awilda, Ayisa, Azia, Caila, Ceila, Fila, Gila, Glila, Keila, Lila, Phila, Tsila, Twila, Tzila and Zila. These names tend to be more frequently used than Avila.

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