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pinWhat 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.


Avon has 15 related forms via Evan: Euan, Euen, Ev, Eva, Evann, Evans, Even, Evin, Evo, Evyn, Ewan, Ewen, Ewy, Owen and Van.

Kreatif forms: Avonae, Avonne, Avonno. [more]

pinHow 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 2 years ago), 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%). Evan has generally been preferred by parents, though Owen is now the preferred form, while Evans and Van have lost favor. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Avon and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eva, Evan, Evans, Owen, Van in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Euan, Evan, Ewan, Owen outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Avon is pronounced similarly to Evion, Ivan, Iven, Ivon and Yvon. Other suggested similar baby names are Adon, Alon, Amon, Aron and Arvon. These names tend to be more frequently used than Avon.