Meaning and name origin
Avon \a-von\ as a boy's 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 not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#65903 out of 88799, Top 74%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Avon and related names. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Evan (#58). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Avon is also pronounced similarly to Even, Evin, Evion, Evyn, Ivan, Iven, Ivon and Yvon. Other suggested similar baby names are Adon, Alon, Amon, Aron▼ and Arvon. These names tend to be more commonly used than Avon.