Meaning and Name Origin
Avon \a-von\ 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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Glenavon.
Avon is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#65903 out of 88799, Top 74%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Avon and affiliated names. 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 and are somewhat less popular today, with the forms Van and Evans 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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)