What does Avril mean?
Avril /av-ril/ as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Avril is "to open".
How popular is Avril?
Avril is a somewhat popular first name for females (#4180 out of 4276, Top 98%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#56392 out of 150436, Top 37%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Prominent related forms of Avril (not ranked) are April (#406 2 years ago) and Abril (#969). These relations of Avril were popular as birth names in 2007 (average #374) and are now much less common (#687, down 50.1%). April is the all-time favorite, and Abril has lost favor. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Avril and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
A suggested similar baby name is Avrie. This name tends to be less commonly used than Avril.