What does Avon mean?
Avon [avon] 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.
(male) Avonne, Avson, ..
(female) Avond, Avoni, ..
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)
Displayed below is the baby name history of Avon for boys. Avon entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #1519 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with similar and related boy names. Owen (#36 in 2015), Evan (#67), Van (#826), Ewan (#1284), Evin (#1947), Evans, Euan and Eva are the popular variation forms of Avon. These relations of Avon were favored as baby names in 2010 (average #1277) and are almost as common today (#1351, ▼13.2%), but with the form Evans becoming somewhat outmoded. Evan has generally been preferred by parents, though Owen is now the preferred form.
Avon is pronounced similarly to Evian, Evion, Ivan▲, Ivann, Iven, Ivon and Yvon. Other suggested similar names are Aaron, Abo, Adan▲, Aden, Adin, Ado, Adom, Adon, Aeson, Ahron, Aimon, Alan▼, Aldon, Allon, Aloin, Aloj, Alon, Alun, Alvin▼, Alyn, Aman, Amin, Amnon, Amon, Amor, Amos▼, Amyn, Anson▲, Aran, Ardon, Arion, Armon, Arn, Aron▲, Arron▼, Arun, Arvin, Arvon, Aryon, Aston, Ave, Avia, Aymon, Ayron, Bron, Con, Ekon, Eon, Eron, Evron, Jevon▼, Jon▼, Jovon, Kevon▼, Leon▼, Levon, Lion, Lon▼, Nevon, Odon, Oron, Ryon, Sion, Tavon, Tevon, Ton, Von and Zivon. These names tend to be more frequently used than Avon.See names in meaning and etymology.