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 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)