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What does Avril mean?

Avril Pronunciation of Avril [avril] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Avril is "to open". French variant of April, the month name. The name has also been influenced by the Old English female name Averil. Pop musician Avril Lavigne.

Associated with: old.


Avril has 7 variants: Averel, Averell, Averil, Averill, Averyl, Avriel and Avrill.

11 more relations via April, Averil: Abril, Aipril, Aprill, Aprille, Apryl, Apryll, Avaril, Averilda, Averilla, Averyll and Everil.

Creative forms:
(female) Auril, Avarl, ..

(male) Aval, Avrili, ..

Middle name pairings:
Avril Nathalie (A.N.), ..

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)

Avril entered the list in 2003 and reached its apex position of #1500 in the U.S. in 2007, and is at #1643 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Avril name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Avril outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Avril (#1643 in 2015) are April (#403 in 2015), Abril (#979), Apryl and Averil. These relations of Avril were popular as birth names during 1970-1979 (average #1513) and are now much less common (#1405, down 91%), with the form April becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Avril, Abril, April, Apryl, Averil in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Avril and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Abri, Adria, Adrie, Aeriel, Aerin, Aimil, Airi, Airin, Amil, Angil, Ari, Aria, Arie, Ariel, Arin, Arria, Arrie, Aural, Aurel, Auria, Auriel, Auriol, Averi, Averie, Avia, Avie, Avila, Avis, Avrie and Beril. These names tend to be less commonly used than Avril.

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