What does Avon mean?
Avon /avon/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Celtic origin, and the meaning of Avon is "river".
In Welsh, "afon"; in Gaelic "abhainn". The name of several rivers in England. Use as a given name may have been influenced by its similarity to the popular Evan.
Related boy name: Glenavon.
How popular is Avon?
Avon is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#46426 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Owen (#36 in 2014), Evan (#58), Van (#773), Ewan, Evans, Eva and Euan are the popular variation forms of Avon (unlisted). These boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.37%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3047%, ▼17.6%), with the forms Evans and Van becoming less stylish. Owen (#36) and Evan (#58) are two of the more chic names for newborns here, with Evan and Owen enjoying a resurgence in usage. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Avon and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)