Meaning and Name Origin
Avril \a-vril, av-ril\ 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.
Avril has 16 more related variations via April, Averil: Abril▼, Aipril, Aprilete, Aprill, Aprille, Apryl, Apryll, Avaril, Averhilda, Averilda, Averilla, Averyll, Averylle, Everhilda, Everil and Everilda.
Avril is a somewhat popular first name for females (#4180 out of 4276, Top 98%) and also a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#48399 out of 88799, Top 55%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Avril and related names. Prominent related forms of Avril (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are April (#406 in 2014) and Abril (#969). These girl names were at the apex of their popularity in 2007 and are now much less popular, with the form Abril becoming less trendy. April (#406) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Avrie. This name tends to be less commonly used than Avril.