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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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Evan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Evan outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.