What does Avon mean?
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 relations of Avon were favored as baby names during 1890-1899 (average #630) and are almost as common today (#695, ▼17.6%), but with the forms Evans and Van becoming less stylish. Evan has generally been preferred by parents, though Owen is now the preferred form. Displayed below is a comparison of the statistics of the boy name Avon and affiliated names. (Top Birth Names, 2014)
Avon is pronounced similarly to Evian, Evion, Ivan, Ivann, Iven, Ivon and Yvon. Other suggested similar baby names are Aaron▲, Adan▲, Adon, Aeson, Ahron, Alan▲, Aloin, Aloj, Alon, Alyn, Amon, Arion, Arn, Aron▼, Arvon, Aryon, Ave, Ayron, Bron, Eron, Leon▼, Lon▼, Nevon, Oron and Sion. These names tend to be more frequently used than Avon.